After an early morning machine-gun attack by a madman called the Digger leaves dozens dead in the Washington, D.C., subway, the mayor’s office receives a message demanding twenty million dollars by midnight or more innocents will die. It is New Year’s Eve, and with the ransom note as the only evidence, Special Agent Margaret Lukas calls upon retired FBI agent and the nation’s premier document examiner Parker Kincaid to join the manhunt for the Digger - or for hundreds, the first moments of the new year will be their last on earth.
©2012 Jeffery Deaver (P)2012 Simon & Schuster Audio
"Dazzling." (The New York Times)
"A screaming hit." (The New York Times Book Review)
"Outstanding, gripping, brilliant, spectacular." (Publishers Weekly)
For some reason I found my mind wandering while listening to this book which doesn't usually happen with other Jeffrey Deaver books
Sometimes Deaver needs to dispense with the minutia of the investigative process and just tell us a good story. This is one of those times. The details of the investigator's personal life were an unnecessary distraction; abridging them would help maintain a more suspenseful story. The CI101 is also far too detailed. It sometimes felt like we left a novel and entered a textbook. The strung out ending just made me want to say "enough". Not one of Deaver's best efforts.
Loved this book. Deaver has so many twists and turns, it keeps you guessing. He portrayed the Digger wonderfully. The singing was a great touch. Every mystery reader needs to read/ listen to The Devil's Teardrop. The characters are such that you feel you know them.
Have never read Deaver , only found him on Audio . I like Audio .
More Jeffery Deaver .
Mr Deaver certainly is the master of twists and turns in his plots - and was surprised by most of these. An excellent book, nicely read and full of suspense. I rushed through it to find what happened, and will reread to savour it better.
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