The first novel in the New York Times bestselling series featuring forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme.
“Lightning-paced…a breakneck thrill ride.”—The Wall Street Journal
Lincoln Rhyme was once a brilliant criminologist, a genius in the field of forensics—until an accident left him physically and emotionally shattered. But now a diabolical killer is challenging Rhyme to a terrifying and ingenious duel of wits. With police detective Amelia Sachs by his side, Rhyme must follow a labyrinth of clues that reaches back to a dark chapter in New York City’s past—and reach further into the darkness of the mind of a madman who won’t stop until he has stripped life down to the bone.
Jeffery Deaver is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty-five novels, including the Lincoln Rhyme series. He has been nominated for seven Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America and is a three-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Readers Award for Best Short Story of the Year.