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The Twelfth Card (Lincoln Rhyme Series #6)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2013

    Ingenious!

    Unique plot and wonderful story. Love Deaver!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2006

    What a Page Turner!!!

    The Twelve Card is fraught with twist, all of which you never see coming. Mr. Deaver has a great talent for writing, and is one of the least of writers that actually knows how to hold a reader¿s attention. Though ¿page-turner¿ is used out of context nowadays, The Twelve Card lives up to it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2005

    Deaver and Rhyme at their BEST

    Jeffery Deaver writes another great Lincoln Rhyme novel. This one is about Geneva Settle, a 16 year old black girl who is researching her ancestor, Charles Singleton who lived during the Civil War. He was active in the early Civil Right movement but the newspaper report tells of his arrest for theft. While Geneva is at the Black History Museum looking at the micro fiche tapes, she is attacked by Thompson Boyd. But Geneva is smarter than Boyd. She sets up a mannequin in her place and runs. In steps Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs to help the police figure out why Geneva is the target of Boyd. Boyd is willing to sacrifice innocents to accomplish what he was hired to do. Who hired him and why? Is he working alone? Why has he become a person who feels nothing? Another problem arises when Lincoln discovers that Geneva¿s parents are fictitious and she is living on her own. She is doing very well in school so no one suspects the real situation. Where are her mom and dad? And, of course, there is always the side of the story where Lincoln¿s paralysis comes in. This time, he is exercising to attempt to create even a small amount of movement. Does all the hard work bring about what Lincoln hopes for? The twists and turns of this story kept me wanting to listen long into the night. The reader, Dennis Boutsikaris, is adept at voice inflections and keeps the reader interested by not becoming monotone. He is clear and precise in his pronunciation of the words and does very well when reading the Black English Vernacular. The Twelfth Card provides historical background on the civil rights movement and how hard life was for the black man. It also tell of what hard work and determination of a teenager can bring about and of Lincoln¿s constant struggle to gain even a little bit of freedom from the paralysis he suffers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2005

    Can't wait to read it!

    I loved ever single Lincoln Rhyme novel so far, and every Deaver book as well. I can't wait to read it, and if it is like any other book written by Deaver, it will become an instant classic!

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Outstanding and unputdownable

    Sixteen years old high school student Geneva Settle is at the Museum of African American Culture early in the morning reading microfilmed copies of Coloreds Weekly Illustrated in the basement. She is interested in researching her ancestor Charles Singleton, a slave who was freed by his master, given a farm, but eventually incarcerated for robbery. Geneva hears a noise and takes off running because she knows it was the click of a gun...................... Thompson Boyd, a killer for hire, was going to murder her and he was using a rape kit as camouflage to disguise how the young woman had to die. Police consultant Lincoln Rhyme, a paraplegic and his lover and partner Amelia Sachs are assigned the case. They hire a security firm to watch over her because she is the target of the killer. Thompson Boyd outwits them at every turn but luck keeps Geneva alive until they catch the hitman. However the person who wants Geneva dead still plans to kill her as she can destroy all he worked so hard to possess.................... THE TWELFTH CARD is an exciting police procedural that centers on a high school student who has survived on her own for two years and has no idea why someone wants her dead. Jeffrey Deaver¿s strength as a writer is his ability to create characters, major and secondary, that readers come to care about. Fans will feel for the policeman who loses his nerve; the hero who fears being tested to see if he regained any feeling in his paralyzed body; and the student who doesn¿t understand why her world is in danger of detonating.......................... Harriet Klausner

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