By JEFFERY DEAVER
Published by Hachette New Zealand, RRP $37.99, 11 June 2013
In what marks number-one bestselling author Jeffery Deaver's thirtieth suspense novel, brilliant criminalist and quadriplegic Lincoln Rhyme returns in his tenth electrifying adventure.
Robert Moreno, an American citizen living in South America, is shot in the Bahamas by a sniper. The killing was commissioned by the U.S. government, who received a tip-off that Moreno was planning a terrorist attack on a U.S. oil company headquarters. But this intelligence was fatally incorrect: anti-American Moreno ordered a protest at the oil company, not an attack.
Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are drafted in to investigate. While Sachs traces Moreno's steps in New York, Rhyme travels to the scene of the crime in Nassau, where he finds himself on a dangerous path trailed by the sniper himself. As details of the case start to emerge, the pair discover that not all is what it seemed. Can they achieve justice and escape with their lives intact?
About the Author
Jeffery Deaver is the creator of Lincoln Rhyme, and the award-winning author of 29 internationally bestselling thrillers, including the new James Bond novel CARTE BLANCHE. He lives in North Carolina.
Praise for Jeffery Deaver's last book, XO:
'This is Deaver at his very best, and a must-read not only for crime fiction fans, but music buffs as well. With twists and double twists, I couldn't put it down. The best crime fiction I have read all year.' Graham Beattie
'The best-selling author has, as usual, brilliantly concocted an intricate and absorbing story.' Otago Daily Times
'XO delivers in the way that only Deaver can. Prepare for a late night and non-stop read.' Northern Advocate