The Coffin Dancer
Jeffery Deaver
Simon & Schuster (1998)
In Collection
Detective And Mystery Stories, Psychological Fiction
Forensic Scientists/ Fiction, Police, Police/ New York (State)/ New York/ Fiction, Rhyme, Lincoln (Fictitious Character), Rhyme, Lincoln (Fictitious Character)/ Fiction
Paperback - Trade (Large)/Softcover 9780684852850
Detective Lincoln Rhyme, the foremost criminalist in the NYPD, is on the hunt for an elusive murderer, the Coffin Dancer. He's a brilliant hitman who changes his appearance even faster than he adds to his trail of victims, only one of whom has lived long enough to offer a clue: the assassin has an eerie tattoo on his arm of the Grim Reaper waltzing with a woman in front of a casket. Like his previous bestselling novels A Maiden's Grave and The Bone Collector, Jeffery Deaver's latest psychological thriller combines spine-chilling forensic detail with a turbocharged plot. In The Coffin Dancer, Rhyme, tragically paralyzed from a line-of-duty accident, continues to tutor his beautiful protégé, Detective Amelia Sachs, in the art of criminal hunting. Rhyme is certain he's seen this killer before, and his suspicion of an earlier encounter fuels a bitter taste for vengeance. When the chameleonlike assassin targets three federal witnesses for death, the stakes reach a new high. Rhyme's brainpower and Sachs's legwork are the only tools they have to track the cunning murderer through the subways, parks, and airports of a darkly painted New York City. And they have only forty-eight hours before the Coffin Dancer strikes again. With The Coffin Dancer, Deaver -- already an internationally bestselling author whose acclaimed novels have been translated into a dozen languages -- uses his trademark plot twists to keep this fast-paced, masterly thriller steamrolling along with breathtaking speed. This is page-turning suspense of the highest order.
Product Details
LoC Classification PS3554.E1755 .C64 1998
Dewey 813.54
Cover Price $1.00
No. of Pages 358
Height x Width 9.2 x 6.1  inch
Personal Details
Read It Yes (5/28/2011)
Got From.... Internet
Started Reading 5/21/2011
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Rating: TEN!!! If there was an 11, I would put 11. Seems like I have a new favorite author. Towards the end, I thought "How the hell is it 'this guy'. Can't say much incase someone reads my review, don't want to spoil it for them, but then it was fully explained how it was 'that guy'. But then, even towards the end, twist and turns like a roller coaster. Wow! Going to start another book by him very very soon.