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When a vicious smuggler known as the Ghost scuttles a ship filled with undocumented Chinese immigrants less than a mile from New York harbor, only a handful of survivors--and the Ghost himself--manage to escape the burning vessel. Lincoln Rhyme, the quadriplegic NYPD forensic detective first introduced in 1997's The Bone Collector, and Amelia Sachs, his partner and lover, must stop the Ghost before he murders the two families who made it to shore. The families have gone to ground in the all but impenetrable world of Manhattan's Chinatown, a fact that makes the pair's two allies--Sonny Li, a Chinese cop, and Dr. John Sung-- invaluable partners.
The group's race against time showcases Jeffery Deaver's many talents, particularly intricate plotting, plenty of surprising twists, and breakneck pacing. This is a real standout from a writer whose previous thrillers have earned him a solid following among mystery fans. --Jane Adams --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This title got pushed up from May to March, moving readers that much closer to Deaver's harrowing tale of a smuggler whose cargo is human.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Was right up there with the Skin Collector and the Bone Collector. I enjoyed it a lot.Published 15 months ago by Christine Adams
So far my favorite Lincoln Rhyme novel. No re-hash-nopsis here but please pick this up if you would like to be entertained. Read morePublished on Feb. 15 2004 by S. S. San Fran
Although this is my first Deaver read, it was indeed and excellent outing. I was familiar with the characters from the movie, Bone Collector, but at the time was not aware that... Read morePublished on Jan. 24 2004 by Jenna1959
Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are back in this spine-chilling novel. A famed criminologist paralyzed from the neck down, Lincoln compensates for his disability with his brains-and... Read morePublished on Jan. 3 2004 by J. Kirkman
I have always been an avid fan of Jeffrey Deaver but this is the second book in the Lincoln Rhyme series that has disappointed. Read morePublished on Dec 30 2003
Deaver's story of a snakehead's smuggling human cargo into the US moves along with excitement and suspense. Authors develop their habits. Read morePublished on Nov. 23 2003 by G. B. Talovich