Saturday, February 14, 2015

The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver

The Bone Collector
by Jeffery Deaver

Lincoln Rhyme is a former head of the NYPD forensics dept but, due to an accident at his last crime scene three-and-a-half years ago, he is a quadriplegic from the shoulders down. Emotionally unable to continue with his life as it is, he has finally located a euthanasia group willing to assist him in his "self-deliverance." But at the last minute, former colleagues entice him with one last case. A couple got into a yellow cab from the airport but never made it home. The man is found murdered, but obscure clues found at his crime scene point the direction to the woman's location. If Rhyme can decipher the clues and get the authorities there in time, she can be rescued. At the second scene are clues for a third victim, and at the third scene are clues for locating a fourth, and on it builds. Some of them are rescued, and others, well... Sometimes a procedural mystery is dry and boring, but this one is fascinating as you watch them sift through the clues and their possible meanings. Over the course of the weekend, it becomes clear that the roots of the killer and his behavior are a part of Rhyme's past. This is the first book in the Lincoln Rhyme series, with the eleventh title released just last May. A riveting mystery with interesting characters. -- recommended by Charlotte K. - Bennett Martin Public Library [ see Charlotte's Reviewer Profile and more of her reviews ]

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