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The Kill Room : A Lincoln Rhyme Novel (edition 2013)

by Jeffery Deaver (Author)

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Title:The Kill Room : A Lincoln Rhyme Novel
Authors:Jeffery Deaver (Author)
Info:New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2013.
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Number 11 in the Lincoln Rhyme series, this was a good installment. Not thrilling, but just good enough to keep me interested in the form the ending would take. Good read. ( )
  hemlokgang | Sep 23, 2018 |
I tend to wear out with series characters, Deaver has done well with Lincoln Rhyme. ( )
  kmajort | Feb 9, 2018 |
Deaver perde colpi: nel giro di due facciate un personaggio si siede due volte sulla stessa sedia, senza però essersi mai alzato; nello stesso intervallo Sachs getta il cellulare in un tombino per poi ricevervi un sms.
Solito romanzo, non particolarmente memorabile. ( )
  LaPizia | Aug 3, 2017 |
Not quite what you anticipate in a Lincoln Rhyme novel, but interesting and entertaining nevertheless. There is a body, but examining it and the room in which it took place is not possible, mainly because it is in the Bahamas! The case comes to Rhyme and Sachs attention through Nance Laurel, Assistant District Attorney, who feels that there are people in the USA who are misusing their power.
In attempting to find evidence Rhyme actually leaves his apartment, using his special wheel chair, but manages to lose this thanks to being attacked on the seafront ( a better model is provided by the end of the book!) The bullet is finally acquired, but it is so specialised that a whole new scenario comes into play.
Sufficient to say that Deaver has done it again with a number of misleading activities and motives being brought to the fore. The ending is a little surprising, but it is neat – although I was left wondering whether or not there was just a little too much luck in the discovery!
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  Alan1946 | Jun 25, 2016 |
Rhyme's friend and former partner Detective Lon Sellitto appears with a Captain (Special Services Division) and Nance Laurel, an Assistant District Attorney. They have an unusual case. Roberto Moreno, a US citizen and passionate anti-US advocate in Latin America, was murdered by a super sniper in a hotel room in the Bahamas. Two other people in the room were also killed, apparently by flying glass. Laurel has evidence that the assassination was ordered by the head of NIOS, a quasi-federal intelligence gathering agency headquartered in New York City. She believes that Shreve Metzger, a man with known anger-management issues, has gone rogue and ordered the assassination on flimsy intelligence.

Police in the Bahamas seem eager to call it a mob hit and close the case. Offending the US, source of many tourist dollars, is not in their interest. They stonewall so effectively that Rhyme, for the first time since the accident that crippled him, decides to travel to the murder scene himself. While he is away, the criminals' mop-up man, a gourmet cook who loves his knives, is busy eliminating witnesses and any possible links to the perpetrators.

The best part of this series is the dynamics between Rhymes and Sachs, both personally and professionally. They are as always intelligent, methodical and three dimensional. I only have good things to say about this book and I highly recommend reading this or any book by Jeffery Deaver. If you are new to reading this author's book I recommend starting with "The Bone Collector" which is also on DVD. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
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Evelyn Beatrice Hall, The Friends of Voltaire, 1906
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A U.S. citizen in the Bahamas is shot by a sniper par excellence-a man capable of delivering a "million-dollar bullet" into the heart of his targets, a mile or more away. The investigation reveals that the victim, Robert Moreno, a man known to have strong anti-American sympathies, was assassinated by the U.S. government. New York assistant district attorney Nance Laurel, unwilling to let the government get away with ignoring the rule of law, brings a criminal case against both the director of the National Intelligence and Operations Service (NIOS), who ordered the killing, and the sniper himself.

Assigned the job of investigating the killing, Lincoln Rhyme, aided by his partner Amelia Sachs and his regular crew of associates, takes on the controversial case. But the director of NIOS learns of the investigation and takes steps to derail it. One of the eeriest villains in recent fiction, Jacob Ohnley, takes on the task of eliminating witnesses and stopping Laurel, Rhyme and Sachs, using his favorite "companion," a unique and deadly knife he reveres more than most people.
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Renowned investigator and forensics expert, Lincoln Rhyme, is drafted to investigate the sniper-killing of a U.S. citizen in the Bahamas. While his partner, Amelia Sachs, traces the victim's steps in Manhattan, Rhyme leaves the city to pursue the sniper himself.… (more)

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