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The Bone Collector (A Lincoln Rhyme Novel) (original 1997; edition 1998)

by Jeffery Deaver

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Title:The Bone Collector (A Lincoln Rhyme Novel)
Authors:Jeffery Deaver
Info:Signet (1998), Mass Market Paperback, 528 Seiten
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The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver (1997)

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Lincoln Rhyme was a forensic expert and is now a quadriplegic. Even still, he is brought into help with a case. Amelia Sachs is an officer who has never worked a crime scene, but Rhyme wants her, specifically, to walk the scene while he has a microphone and talks her through it. They are after someone who is kidnapping people, and leaving them to die... and leaving clues for the police to the next victim. They are trying to solve the clues before the next victim dies.

I wasn't sure at the start how much I'd like this, as it seemed a bit technical for me. Some stuff I understood a bit (thank you, Criminal Minds!), but some of it lost me. However, I really liked the interaction between Rhyme and Sachs, and I was always on edge as they tried to figure out the clues and race to the next crime scene to see if they would get there in time to save the next victim. I ended up really enjoying this and will definitely read more of this series. I was surprised at how quickly this one went. ( )
  LibraryCin | Feb 5, 2014 |
Lincoln Rhyme (played by Denzel Washington on the movie, which I didn't see) is a disabled criminologist who solves murders from his home, with the help of police detective Amelia Sachs (Angelina Jolie). The forensics and police procedure seemed authentic, but things got grisly and I didn't always want to be there. ( )
  ennie | Dec 4, 2013 |
The Bone Collector is the first novel in the Lincoln Rhyme series by Jeffery Deaver. A husband and wife are kidnapped in New York. Later the body of the man is found buried near some railway tracks with his hand sticking out of the ground wearing his wife's wedding ring. Quadriplegic investigator Lincoln Rhyme, an expert in forensics, is called in to help investigate and recruits Amelia Sachs to assist him. What they face is a race against time to catch a killer who leaves them clues to the whereabouts of his next victims with time enough for the cops to save them if they are fast enough.

Most people are probably more familiar with the film, starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie, rather than the book. I would highly recommend reading the book (preferably first)Read the full review here ( )
  thecrimescene | Sep 30, 2013 |
Great book. Anyone who enjoyed the movie must read this book! Much better than the movie. Much more detail, and the plot is slightly different. Great read. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series. ( )
  CherieReads | Sep 23, 2013 |
Once the nation's foremost criminologist and the ex-head of NYPD forensics, quadriplegic Lincoln Rhyme abandons his forced retirement and joins forces with rookie cop Amelia Sachs to track down a vicious serial killer.
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
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The present in New York is so powerful that the past is lost. - John Jay Chapman
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For my family, Dee, Danny, Julie, Ethel, and Nelson...Apples don't fall far. And for Diana too.
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She wanted only to sleep.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0451188454, Mass Market Paperback)

The hero of Jeffery Deaver's thriller The Bone Collector is Lincoln Rhyme, a forensic scientist known to his peers as "the world's foremost criminalist." Rhyme will need all his reason--and his considerable stock of high-tech tools--about him to solve this latest brain-twister: a serial killer with method to his madness. In tried and true thriller fashion, the killer's crimes are described in lurid detail, as is the astounding technological equipment with which Rhyme examines the evidence--everything from an energy-dispersive x-ray unit to a mass spectrometer.

Every fictional detective has his or her gimmick, from Sherlock Holmes's violin to Nero Wolf's orchids, and Rhyme is no exception. He is a quadriplegic who can move nothing but a single finger. Gadget-philes will be in seventh heaven reading about Lincoln Rhyme's tools; other readers might feel the book could do with a few more plausible characters and a little less technology.

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Once the nation's foremost criminologist and the ex-head of NYPD forensics, quadriplegic Lincoln Rhyme abandons his forced retirement and joins forces with rookie cop Amelia Sachs to track down a vicious serial killer. A paralyzed New York detective is talked out of committing suicide to hunt for a cab driver who tortures and kills. The detective, Lincoln Rhyme, can only move his head so he is paired with police beauty Amelia Sachs. Together they go after the killer who tantalizes police with clues to his next murder. By the author of A Maiden's Grave.… (more)

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