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The Steel Kiss
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Master of suspense Jeffery Deaver returns with the latest gripping thriller featuring paraplegic forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme. Technology is everywhere. It makes our lives easier, our connections faster and journeys quicker. But in the hands of someone smart enough, every piece of technology can be a murder weapon. When an escalator gives way mid-chase, Amelia Sachs is forced to let a killer escape as she helps the man trapped in the depths. Now Sachs and forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme must investigate if the collapse was a freak accident... or whether they are facing a murderer who knows exactly how fatal machines can be. This print edition contains an exclusive leaked document from the Lincoln Rhyme case files.
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About the Author

Jeffery Deaver is the award-winning author of thirty-three internationally bestselling novels, including the 2011 James Bond novel Carte Blanche, and three collections of short stories. He is best known for his Lincoln Rhyme thrillers, which include the number one bestsellers The Vanished Man, The Twelfth Card and The Cold Moon, as well as The Bone Collector which was made into a feature film starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. The first Kathryn Dance novel, The Sleeping Doll, was published in 2007 to enormous acclaim. A three-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Reader's Award for Best Short Story of the year, he has been nominated for an Anthony Award and six Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America. He won the WHSmith Thumping Good Read Award in 2001 and in 2004 won the Crime Writers' Association Steel Dagger for Best Thriller with Garden of Beasts, and their Short Story Dagger for 'The Weekender' from Twisted.

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Deaver is a master of manipulation himself; his skillfully constructed plots are devilishly tricky to track and impossible to solve, just the way we like them. * New York Times Book Review * If you want thrills, Deaver is your man * Guardian * Jeffery Deaver is grand master of the ticking-clock thriller -- Kathy Reichs The best psychological thriller writer around * The Times * Jeffery Deaver is a master at crafting intricate crimes that are solved through guile, tenacity and sheer creative genius. And Lincoln Rhyme is one of a kind -- Harlan Coben "Deavotees" will expect and gratefully receive the many twists and sudden turns . . . No one is better at narrative misdirection * Evening Standard * Deaver's formidable technological and forensic research, acute insight into the criminal mind, and insightful awareness of serious moral issues that affect modern life, make this breathlessly entertaining fiction * Irish Independent * The king of suspense is back and he's done it again...Riveting. * Glasgow Herald * Flawlessly constructed and paced * The Sunday Times * A tightly plotted masterpiece * Sun *

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