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The Twelfth Card by Jeffery Deaver
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The Twelfth Card (2005)

by Jeffery Deaver

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Series: Lincoln Rhyme (6)

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okay in wheel chair — up + around Manhattan — generic writing and Black ancestor secrets

A nail-biting suspense about why a professional hit-man would target a brilliant high-school girl, who is digging into a 140 year old mystery about her ancestor & his shocking secret.
  christinejoseph | Dec 23, 2016 |
The Twelfth Card was my third Jeffery Deaver book in which Lincoln Rhyme and his team featured as the good guys. It was a fast paced story which moved along keeping me wanting to read the next chapter and in so doing incurring some late nights/early mornings.

I thought the book could/would end about 40 pages earlier than it did, however the twists and turns included made every page thereafter worth reading. It may be that I read before going to sleep, but just when I thought that this would be the end, I was proven incorrect. I did not pick the end to this story until the last page!

A definite 4 star read ( )
  DCarlin | Jan 23, 2016 |
Not quite as fast-paced or engaging as some of the other books in this series, but not bad. ( )
  piersanti | Sep 28, 2014 |
It is Jeffery Deaver writing a Lincoln Rhyme wild ride. A can't miss book! ( )
  lovesdogs | Nov 23, 2013 |
The stunning new Lincoln Rhyme thriller by the number one bestselling author of THE VANISHED MAN and GARDEN OF BEASTS. Geneva Settle is a bright young high school student from Harlem writing a paper about one of her ancestors, a former slave called Charles Singleton. Geneva is also the target of a ruthless professional killer. Criminalist Lincoln Rhyme and his policewoman partner Amelia Sachs are called into the case, working frantically to anticipate where the hired gun will strike next and how to stop him, all the while trying to get to the truth of Charles Singleton, and the reason that Geneva has been targeted. For Charles Singleton had a secret – a secret that may strike at the very heart of the United States constitution, and have disastrous consequences for human rights today. And Sachs is going to have to search a crime scene that's 140 years old before she can stop the killer.
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
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Some people are your relatives but others are your ancestors, and you choose the ones you want to have as ancestors. You create yourself out of those values. -Ralph Ellison
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To the memory of Christopher Reeve, a lesson in courage, a symbol of hope
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His face wet with sweat and with tears, the man runs for freedom, he runs for his life.
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ISBN 0340734019 is for The Stone Monkey.
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Geneva Settle, joven estudiante afroamericana de Harlem, investiga en una biblioteca de Nueva York la historia de un antepasado suyo, Charles Singleton, un esclavo liberto del siglo XIX. Mientras tanto, alguien vigila sus movimientos. Geneva consigue escapar del peligro, pero el criminal deja un rastro de sangre tras de sí.

El célebre criminalista Lincoln Rhyme, su inseparable Amelia Sachs y su equipo se ocuparán del caso. ¿Quién persigue a Geneva? ¿Y por qué hay alguien interesado en acabar con su vida? ¿Quién es verdaderamente Charles Singleton? ¿Y qué historia se oculta tras su pasado? ¿Cómo conseguir que encajen todas las pieza del puzle?

La insuperable trama urdida por Deaver, autor de El coleccionista de huesos, maneja todas estas historias -el pasado y el presente- como instantáneas fugaces, al tiempo que nos muestra asombrosas revelaciones de las que podrían derivar desastrosas consecuencias para los derechos humanos y civiles de Estados Unidos. Con sobrecogedores giros y numerosas sorpresas que mantienen al lector en ascuas hasta la última página, esta nueva aventura de Lincoln Rhyme es la más apasionante hasta la fecha.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0743491564, Mass Market Paperback)

Unlocking a cold case with explosive implications for the future of civil rights, forensics expert Lincoln Rhyme and his protégé, Amelia Sachs, must outguess a killer who has targeted a high school girl from Harlem who is digging into the past of one of her ancestors, a former slave. What buried secrets from 140 years ago could have an assassin out for innocent blood? And what chilling message is hidden in his calling card, the hanged man of the tarot deck? Rhyme must anticipate the next strike or become history -- in the bestseller that proves "there is no thriller writer today like Jeffery Deaver" (San Jose Mercury News).

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:15:01 -0400)

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Trying to discover why a Harlem high school student is being targeted for murder, quadriplegic detective Lincoln Rhyme and his protegee, Amelia Sachs, look for answers in the student's term paper about her civil rights activist ancestor.

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