In these 12 electrifying tales Jeffery Deaver proves once again his genius for the unexpected - in his world, appearances are always deceiving. A devoted housekeeper embarks on a quest to find the truth behind her employer's murder. A washed-up Hollywood actor gets one last, high-stakes chance to revive his career. A man makes an impulsive visit to his hometown, and learns more about his past than he bargained for. Two Olympic track hopefuls receive terrorist threats. And Deaver's beloved series characters Lincoln Rhyme, Kathryn Dance, and John Pellam return.
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Imagine your entire life being turned upside down in a matter of hours. Everything in your life that held utility is now worthless, and your only currency is your will to survive. In an ironic twist of fate, Remy's quick thinking in a moment of desperation has presumably sealed his fate. In the blink of an eye, the world has gone horribly wrong. An army of enemies has arisen from a place worse than the depths hell itself. Remy is trapped.
This collection of short stories from king of suspense Jeffery Deaver grips with every listen. An aging actor attempts to revive his career by entering a celebrity poker game for a reality TV show. A successful crime writer dies under seemingly natural circumstances, but for one cop, doubts are lingering. Lincoln Rhyme is at the end of the line, or is it just another twist in the tale?
As homicide detective Will Stellar comes to grips with his brother's recent incarceration, he's called out to the murder of a childhood friend. His investigation leads him to uncover secrets that could take down the Lake City Police Department and force him to walk a tightrope of politics and civic responsibility.
On a mission of vengeance, a mother invades the home of her daughter's murderer - but a trap is waiting.