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The Bone Collector (Lincoln Rhyme Series #1)
     

The Bone Collector (Lincoln Rhyme Series #1)

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by Jeffery Deaver
 

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The First Lincoln Rhyme Novel

Lincoln Rhyme was once a brilliant criminologist, a genius in the field of forensics—until an accident left him physically and emotionally shattered. But now a diabolical killer is challenging Rhyme to a terrifying and ingenious duel of wits. With police detective Amelia Sachs by his side, Rhyme must follow a labyrinth

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The Bone Collector (Lincoln Rhyme Series #1) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 146 reviews.
Neil_Collins More than 1 year ago
I had seen the movie adaptation of this book long before I knew anything about the book itself. When I stumbled upon Jeffery Deaver, the author, and discovered a series featuring Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs, I wanted to read them all, based on how much I had enjoyed the film. As is all to often the case, the book and the film share a title and a few elements, but the stories are so very different as to be nearly unrelated. Fortunately, Mr. Deaver's story was exceptionally well written. I found the construction of the storyline dynamic and exciting, and the fact that it differed so from the movie left me guessing at many of his twists and turns. For those unfamiliar with the story, Lincoln Rhyme was the most brilliant forensic investigator ever to have been a part of the NYPD. He had created their protocol for forensic investigation, worked with the FBI, established databases for cataloging trace evidence. He'd done it all. Until a falling beam on a crime scene he was working stuck him, crushing the fourth cervical vertebra, leaving his supercharged brain nearly the only working part of his body. His head and shoulders, a little movement in his left ring finger, and his vivid recollection of the city are all he has; other than a desire to end his own life. Patrol Officer Amelia Sachs is a tall, beautiful, former model with aspirations of getting off the street and into her new assignment in public relations. In ways, she may be even more damaged than even Rhyme. When she is called to investigate the report of a partially buried body, she discovers an intentionally left clue to a series of abduction murders. Murders that have not yet happened. Racing against time, Rhyme is reluctantly drafted to run the forensics, and he pulls in the equally reluctant Sachs as his eyes and legs to work the scenes. The resulting symbiosis is far greater than the sum of its parts, and the whirlwind telling of the story is masterful. The Bone Collector is an energetic and well researched book, full of vivid and often troubling images. Jeffery Deaver has done a fantastic job here, and I whole heartedly recommend this book to all.
UpAllNight More than 1 year ago
I have been a follower of the "New Religion", Forensics, for years. While laid up with an injury, I discovered "Forensic Files" on CourtTV... which, unlike entertaining "scripted" TV series such as CSI, does not spoon-feed or sugar-coat the science behind solving crime for the audience. That being said, Mr. Deaver gives me the pleasure of enjoying true forensics... not something dumbed-down for the enjoyment of the masses. Truly, how often is the Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer even mentioned on CSI? Mr. Deaver is obviously very comfortable with the inner workings of forensic science... making sure his characters are fully capable of bandying the terms back and forth in a way that makes perfect sense to the audience, while never bogging down the break-neck pace of the story - a talent some other authors could well benefit from learning.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read The Bone Collector and it's a very good book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I saw the movie too, and the book and the movie where both very good!!!!!!!!
HerbBCO More than 1 year ago
Characters are great, with many details about crime scene investigation. I found a later part of the series and had to start at the beginning, just because the one I read was so good. This helped me understand better some of the later parts in the series. Each book can be read out of order, but they make more sense if you start at the beginning.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I tried to finish what others have raved about. The f word and its useage increases as the story goes on. I understand using language of the culture however this was over done. I have enjoyed his other books and as such am giving the second book a try. If language offends you avoid this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an amazing book. Creepy, complex characters, twist at the end...what more coild someone ask for? Lincoln rhyme is a former detective who was injured in an accident that made him a quadriplegic. Now he can only move his head, shoulders, and left ring finger. Unexpectedly, hiold partner comes to him asking for his help on a case. This bothers rhyme because it gets in the way of his goal of killing himself, but he rediscovers that he is an amazing detective. Like brilliant.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First time reading Deaver - spellbinding
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series alot, starting with this one. The movie was even better. Angelina & Denzel have amazing chemistry as their characters fall in love during the madness of tracking a serial killer. WOW!!!
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BlueSky45 More than 1 year ago
This was a riveting book that kept my attention. I was looking forward to continuing reading every chance I got. I will buy more of this series and others by Jeffery Deaver.
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hdken More than 1 year ago
kept me on edge most of the time. Very detailed,
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Grabber from the start.. could not put it down
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