Jeffery Deaver is back with THE STEEL KISS, the twelfth
in his Lincoln Rhyme series. Amelia Sachs is after a
brutal killer, but she has to let the suspect escape when
a freak accident with a malfunctioning escalator happens.
Soon Amelia and Lincoln realize that the incident may not
have been an accident. Could there be someone out there
who is turning common production into murder weapons?
It's been a while since I read a Lincoln Rhyme book;
have actually missed reading the two previous books in
the series. But nerveless, it felt really good to return
to this series since I like the main characters so much.
There is some friction between Amelia and Lincoln in this
book. She is upset that he has quit the force to work as
a teacher, and she also has some personal problems with
her mother being ill. Lincoln has taken on a Juliette
Archer as an intern, and I was a bit worried Deaver
was setting up this to be some kind of love-triangle.
And, then Nick Carelli, Amelia ex-boyfriend showed up in
the story, and I was really worried this would turn
into a love drama. But I needed not worry. THE STEEL KISS
Deaver book, and he know what he is doing
At first, I thought the story was kind of okay.
Amelia's case and Lincoln trying to find out how the
escalator malfunctioned so that they could have a case
for the widow was interesting. However, I wasn't that
interested in Nick's POV in this book as he tried to
clear his name. But see, all this was just a ruse
Deaver was setting up. Everything started slow, and then
the story starts to get more and more intense and WHAM
the first surprise happened, and the next, etc. I lost
count of how many surprises it was in the end. But, let
me tell you nothing is as it seems. I thought I had
everything figured out. Then something happens, and I
realized I definitely didn't have everything figured
THE STEEL KISS turned out to be great; one of the best I
read by Deaver, and trust me those two I've missed in
this series I do want to read quite badly now. I would say
STEEL KISS is a book you could read as a
standalone. Enough is explained about Lincoln Rhyme and
Amelia Sachs and their history together that there
be any problems getting into the story. However, it's
such a great series I recommend starting from the
beginning with THE BONE COLLECTOR!
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.