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The Twelfth Card Audiobook

The Twelfth Card: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Best-selling master of suspense Jeffery Deaver is back with a brand-new Lincoln Rhyme thriller. To save the life of a young girl who's being stalked by a ruthless hit man, Lincoln and his protege, Amelia Sachs, are called upon to do the impossible: solve a truly "cold case", one that's 140 years old.

The Twelfth Card is a two-day cat-and-mouse chase through the streets of uptown Manhattan as quadriplegic detective Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs try to outguess Thompson Boyd, a man whose past has turned him into a killing machine as unfeeling and cunning as a wolf. Boyd is after Geneva Settle, a high school girl from Harlem, and it's up to Lincoln and Amelia to figure out why.

The motive may have to do with a term paper that Geneva is writing about her ancestor, Charles Singleton, a former slave. Charles was active in the early civil rights movement, but was arrested for theft and disgraced. Lincoln and Amelia work frantically to figure out what actually happened on that hot July night in 1868 when Charles was arrested.

Deaver's inimitable plotting keeps this story racing at a lightening-fast clip. With breathtaking twists and multiple surprises, this is Deaver's most compelling Lincoln Rhyme audiobook to date.

©2005 Jeffery Deaver; (P)2005 Simon & Schuster Inc. AUDIOWORKS is an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Well-written, suspenseful." (Booklist)
"Lincoln Rhyme, Deaver's popular paraplegic detective, returns in a robust thriller that demonstrates Deaver's unflagging ability to entertain." (Publishers Weekly)

What Members Say

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    Nikki Beiseker, AB, Canada 12-20-05
    Nikki Beiseker, AB, Canada 12-20-05
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    "Is Deaver paid by the word??"

    I give up - I keep buying Deaver's books in hope that one day they won't annoy the crap out of me. The plot is not bad and much more believable than his last few books, but Deaver's need to beat you over the head with the same thing over and over is tiresome. I swear he went over the "evidence board" in it's entirety at least 3 times. Deaver's writing style is enough to get me to use the fast forward button. He's way too fond of adverbs.
    Bottom line - this is the last Deaver book I waste my money on.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Michael McFeeters 08-12-16
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    "Good plot"

    Loved the twists and turns in plot. I do grow weary of the repeated recitation of the "evidence boards". Probably a useful device in print, but tedious in audio

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    J.C.D. 06-30-16
    J.C.D. 06-30-16 Member Since 2014
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    "ANOTHER JEFFREY DEAVER TWISTS AND TURNS NOVEL"
    What made the experience of listening to The Twelfth Card the most enjoyable?

    The story was well narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris. He does a seamless job with the voices.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Twelfth Card?

    When Generva was in the library and working on the microfiche. She suspected that someone was coming after her and thwarted her attacker - smart for a 16 year old girl.


    What does Dennis Boutsikaris bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He brings the story alive from Lincoln Rhyme to Sachs. The story becomes three dimensional.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    GO BACK 140 YEARS TO SOLVE A CRIME.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bonnie L. Anderson SWFL 11-30-15
    Bonnie L. Anderson SWFL 11-30-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Great book but problems listening"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The book was good and I enjoyed it. I like Lincoln Rhymes stories. Yes would recommend and told friend about getting the Kindle version.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lincoln and Amelia


    Would you be willing to try another one of Dennis Boutsikaris’s performances?

    not sure until I know if this was a bad download or it was the narrator.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    I gave the performance only one star because there were long blank pauses throughout listening to it on my android cell phone. Maybe it was just a bad download. It was frustrating would it would break that

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Peoria, IL, United States 04-11-15
    Amazon Customer Peoria, IL, United States 04-11-15 Member Since 2015

    love my dogs, mystery, history, and thrillers. make and soup and bake; ect

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    "powerful and many wonderful twist and turns."

    loved it. you will be you lead down many skill full paths and kept on the edge of your sit.

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    James 12-27-11
    James 12-27-11
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    "My Last Lincoln Rhyme Novel"

    This is one of the poorest plot developments that I have come across in a mystery book. Sure, there are the usual twists to throw the reader off the trail but the execution is where the problem lies. A generic solution becomes obvious to the discerning reader at about the time of the first plot twist. The author introduces an unrelated fact almost at the beginning and gives it a little too much emphasis to be missed. About two-thirds of the way through the book, things start to get repetitious and I was wishing the story would come to a conclusion instead of just another plot twist. As though the author sensed my wish, about three-quarters of the way through, Mr. Deaver changed his approach. Instead of having us follow Lincoln Rhyme and his merry band of followers, (who seem to be given unlimited release from the police force to follow and use police facilities for a civilian’s investigation), as they frustratingly try to catch the perpetrator, things change and we follow the perpetrator. To our ‘surprise’ the police are ready with a sting to save the day. Then we’re giving a concise summary of how Rhyme solved the case. It appears that Mr. Deaver is paid by the quantity of text up to a certain maximum and then rushed to get things wrapped up asap. I think the listener is owed better treatment than this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lyn Slatton 06-20-08
    Lyn Slatton 06-20-08
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    "Twelfth repeat"

    This book follows the pattern several other Lincoln Rhyme books - a good formula but becoming repetitive to the point of boredom.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    08-02-08
    08-02-08 Listener Since 2008
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    "THe Twelfth Card"

    Interesting

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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