The Steel Kiss (Lincoln Rhyme Series #12)

The Steel Kiss (Lincoln Rhyme Series #12)

by Jeffery Deaver

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From the author of The Bone Collector, now an NBC TV series.

New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver returns with his next blockbuster thriller featuring forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme.

Amelia Sachs is hot on the trail of a killer. She's chasing him through a department store in Brooklyn when an escalator malfunctions. The stairs give way, with one man horribly mangled by the gears. Sachs is forced to let her quarry escape as she jumps in to try to help save the victim. She and famed forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme soon learn, however, that the incident may not have been an accident at all, but the first in a series of intentional attacks. They find themselves up against one of their most formidable opponents ever: a brilliant killer who turns common products into murder weapons. As the body count threatens to grow, Sachs and Rhyme must race against the clock to unmask his identity—and discover his mission—before more people die.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455536351
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 11/29/2016
Series: Lincoln Rhyme Series , #12
Pages: 608
Sales rank: 102,245
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Jeffery Deaver is the #1 international bestselling author of over thirty novels and three collections of short stories. His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into 25 languages. His first novel featuring Lincoln Rhyme, The Bone Collector, was made into a major motion picture starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. He's received or been shortlisted for a number of awards around the world.


Washington, D.C.

Date of Birth:

May 6, 1950

Place of Birth:

Chicago, Illinois


B.A., University of Missouri; Juris Doctor, cum laude, Fordham University School of Law

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The Steel Kiss (Lincoln Rhyme Series #12) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Liked the story , but disliked the new 'freestyle' writing format. Guess I'm old fashioned, but I like 'chapters'. I like to think about the story while I read. And found this new free flow style very hard to follow. I doubt I'll even finish reading it as I'm now too annoyed to enjoy it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As always, one of his best. I can't get enough(read over 30 of his books). He's a brilliant storyteller!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book. I love all the returning characters. Mr. Deaver never disappoints. I look forward to the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Scary to think about where our continued reliance on technology could lead! Thought provoking and taught!
customer2 More than 1 year ago
I personally think this author cant write worth a darn. All his books are terribly written and terrible especially in this series and the Kathryn dance series. To much time is spent in the book with the characters doing pointless things and having pointless conversations. Them tracking down the villain only takes up about 10 percent of the book. The rest is just the characters standing around talking with each other. Also the author wasted to much time with the characters examining an escalator.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel! It held a good many twists that I didn't expect! Definitely going to read more of the Lincoln Rhymes series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So suspenseful! Excellent read.
tedfeit0 More than 1 year ago
The famed [fictional] forensic detective and criminologist, Lincoln Rhyme, retired from the police department, forgoing any activity in analyzing forensic materials in relation to solving criminal cases. He did so when a previous case resulted in the death of the suspect in that case. But it becomes a short-lived retirement when he undertakes to help an attorney in preparing a negligent death suit on behalf of the widow of a man who is swallowed into the gears of an escalator in a Brooklyn shopping mall. Just coincidentally his paramour, Amelia Sachs, was present at the event while chasing a suspect and attempted to save the victim, to no avail. And recommended Rhyme. Soon, however, the civil and criminal investigations merge, and Rhyme is back in business in criminology as the murders begin mounting, orchestrated by a killer who is able to use common products, like refrigerators and the like equipped with “smart” controllers so he can turn them on or off. causing considerable damage and mayhem. But it isn’t as simple as it seems, and the plot soon thickens. As in other entries in the series the author, through the auspices of his main characters, provides insights into the gathering and analysis of forensic clues and how they help solve cases and apprehend criminals. At the same time, he invents diabolical plots and gives the reader a deep look into how Rhyme, a quadriplegic (in the book a “4quad”), is able to cope with his handicap. In fact, he doubles up in this novel, by introducing a middle-aged female intern well on her way to losing control of her arms and legs. Recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Plenty of suspense and action.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought that I had everything figured out and understood. Then WHAM, he made a masterful left turn that leaves you with your mouth hanging open. There are subtle signs all along, too easy to miss until the stunner of an ending. However, I did think Nick was a rat all along. However, am I the only one who thought the Rookie had a pill problem due to his head injury? And that Sachs and Rhyme were in danger of splitting up?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Deaver makes one part of the story, I wasn't just a reader of words.. Awesome book, excellent stry lines.. Sadly, have to wait for the next book in series.. DaU Cudahy, Wisconsin
lulu1950 More than 1 year ago
Maybe my favorite Lincoln Rhyme book yet!
Deb-Krenzer More than 1 year ago
What a creepy and suspenseful book I have just finished. I was a little perturbed when I read that Lincoln had retired from the criminal side and would not be involved in this one. However, you never really know what can happen in a Jeffery Deaver novel. Also, a new intern is added to the mix and I like it! There are actually about four stories going on in this book and of course, for the most part keep you on the edge of your seat. I will never look at a remote the same way again. It's amazing to me how a whole book can be written about one that can and will just scare the bejesus out of you. I am definitely glad I finished this way before bedtime. Now I can start on another book and get the specifics of this one out of my head! Thanks to Grand Central Publishing for approving my request and to Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest review! DANGER - Due to the availability of the weapon used in this book, DO NOT READ NEAR BEDTIME!!! You've been warned!!
Anonymous 10 months ago
nothing good to read on nook
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Well done!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the Rhyme novels. I have several
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Twisting nonstopmust readm
cts827 More than 1 year ago
I found this book hard to put down. It was a B&N Serial read - they give you a few chapters a day. I could not wait to find out what would happen next so I got the book at the Library to be able to finish it!! This book is full of surprises, twists and turns and interlinking plots. The characters and plot are well developed and suspenseful. I highly recommend this book. I am looking forward to reading other books by the same author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this team!
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Most Deaver fans will be thrilled. aj west
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow Some unexpected twists.