Saturday, November 20, 2010
Book Review: Edge by Jeffery Deaver
Paperback - C Format
Crime & Mystery
A new standalone thriller by Number One internationally bestselling author Jeffery Deaver - it's fast-paced, heart-pounding, and full of unexpected twists and turns.
Detective Kessler is a Washington, D.C. cop, sidelined to routine investigations. So it's a surprise when he's targeted by a 'lifter,' a person who 'lifts' information from people by whatever means necessary. And this lifter is one of the most terrifying: he prefers to get an 'edge' on his target by kidnapping or endangering their family.While the FBI and other organisations race to learn which of Kessler's seemingly insignificant cases is making somebody so uneasy they've called in a lifter, the task of safeguarding the cop, his wife and daughter, falls to expert in personal security, Corte. What ensues is a deadly contest between Corte and the lifter as each tries to outmanoeuvre the other - and a surprising conclusion that even Deaver fans won't see coming...
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jeffery Deaver is the creator of Lincoln Rhyme, and the author of 26 internationally bestselling thrillers. He lives in North Carolina and California.
The Bone Collector (9780340992722), The Cold Moon (9780340960639), The Sleeping Doll (9780340833865), The Bodies Left Behind (9780340977897), Roadside Crosses (9780340994047).
Deaver’s new novel, Edge, grabs you from the first page and keeps you hooked until the last word of the last page. Based on game theory, there is a new twist in every chapter, and several in between. Edge lets the reader feel comfortable with existing characters, while giving them exciting opportunities to meet new characters in new situations. Edge is reminiscent of the political thriller, Gods of Ruin, so if you enjoyed that book, then you’ll love this one to.