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Thriller readers can always count on getting extra value from Jeffery Deaver--strong plots, fascinating research, believable characters, and plenty of surprise endings. Like in The Terminator, the bad guys in The Devil's Teardrop just won't quit, and they create enough havoc in the last 50 pages to fill a whole new book.
Although Deaver's brilliant, wheelchair-bound forensic expert Lincoln Rhyme makes a guest appearance, the muscular scientist in charge here is Parker Kincaid--an expert in document analysis who'd much rather be checking the authenticity of letters from Thomas Jefferson than figuring out when a crazed shooter known as the Digger will strike again. But it's New Year's Eve, 1999, and the Digger has begun a reign of terror--promising to shoot into crowds in Washington, D.C., every four hours until he's paid $20 million. As Kincaid searches an odd ransom note for clues (and tries to maintain a low profile so that his vindictive ex-wife won't get custody of his young kids), we get to know the Digger better. He is a frighteningly invisible character with serious brain damage, who methodically obeys a set of instructions from an unknown handler. We also learn many amazing facts about paper, ink, and handwriting analysis, and watch as a relationship slowly and reluctantly develops between Kincaid and the FBI agent in charge. All this as the devious Deaver leads us down several garden paths overflowing with dead bodies. --Dick Adler --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
starring Denzel Washington.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Sure wish Mr. Deaver actually READ the Tolkien trilogy before alluding, erroneously, to characters. sigh.....Published on Jan. 1 2004 by Debra Ann
A silent, non-descript man enters the D.C. subway on New Year's Eve morning and silently kills 20 people without being noticed, melding into the crowd and mayhem. Read morePublished on March 29 2003 by Mark Wagenschutz
Of all of Jeff Deaver's books, I enjoyed this one the most. I particularly liked how he incorporated something about handwriting (the devil's teardrop) into a suspense/thriller... Read morePublished on March 11 2003 by John Misak
This is the first book I picked up by Mr. Deaver and as soon as I got to the checkout line, people who saw the book said "he's really good! Read morePublished on Feb. 7 2003 by Moddi
It's 9 AM on New Year's Eve when a killer known as The Digger enters a Washington DC subway station and fires a silenced machine gun into the crowd, killing many, and then escapes... Read morePublished on Dec 15 2002 by RachelWalker
The Devil's Teardrop is another of Jeffery Deavers masterfully written novels. It is packed with twists and turns that always keep you guessing. Read morePublished on Oct. 29 2002
THE DEVIL'S TEARDROP
AUTHOR: JEFFERY DEAVER
PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster
REVIEWED BY: Barbara Rhoades
BOOK REVIEW: Once again, Jeffery Deaver writes a great... Read more
This book really has more holes in the plot than the -click- Digger's gun. The document forensics is good though, and there are some good spots in the story. Read morePublished on May 24 2002 by Shirley Schwartz
What happens when a criminal mastermind with the ability to control a cold-blooded killer suddenly dies? This is the premise for "The Devil's Teardrop". Read morePublished on May 12 2002 by Jeremy Bullock