Edge

Edge

by Jeffery Deaver
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Edge 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 171 reviews.
scott hamilton More than 1 year ago
Overall a fun, intetesting, and original book. It's a good way to spend time; sufficiently engaging and unique that it draws you in. Some well-drawn characters, though it seems as if some development was held back in anticipation of a series. Exciting without losing credibility; feels more organic than formulaic.
Nstitches More than 1 year ago
A huge disappointment. I normally at least like Deaver novels, but this one was not only unbelievable in its plots and characters, it became more and more unbelievable until its ridiculous conclusion. I found myself saying aloud (and with disgust) at each plot twist, "oh, PLEASE!" The characters could be said to be one dimensional if they had a dimension, but they don't. The characters do not draw our emotions, unless boredom is an emotion. Too bad the publishers don't can bad books by good authors.
Tigerpaw70 More than 1 year ago
This action packed, fast paced, heart-pounding brain-teaser pits two ruthless professionals against each other in a cat and mouse game. The suspense generated plays nifty tricks on your mind and every time someone new wanders across the page the atmosphere builds. The storyline is narrated in the first person and has great plotting and a wonderful cast of characters. One of the main characters is a ¿shepherd¿ named Corte who is charged with protecting a principal named Ryan Kessler from a ¿lifter¿ named Henry Loving. (A shepherd is the person in charge of protecting another person (the principal) and the lifter is the person employed to interrogate and extract information from the principal by deadly force or using a family member or friends as leverage. It is challenging at first, there are a lot of acronyms and terms for us to get our heads around but once we get into the swing of things, we are adeptly provided with all the twists and counter-twists to keep us constantly on our toes, we never know what is coming next. The task our hero, Corte, faces is not easy. We learn the Kessler family is a family with many problems and Ryan is no exception, he is cop with a drinking problem and a complex. Corte is faced by an ever-increasing number of distractions, complications in a deadly game as he and his opponent Henry Loving jostle for position from chapter to chapter. This intellectual and psychological thriller gripped my attention from the very beginning and never let go. Corte, a board game aficionado and Loving a very capable nemesis each trying to outwit the other in a real-life game of chess using people as pawns proved to be intriguing, captivating and quite fulfilling from start to finish. It was my first experience reading this author and it will not be the last.
fyrguy6 More than 1 year ago
Every Deaver book is a winner.
BeckyinDallas More than 1 year ago
I agree with the others who were disappointed in this book. I have read every book by Jeffery Deaver and looked forward to this one but it was a hard one to get through. I had to force myself to finish this book. Very disappointed.
LisaDunckley More than 1 year ago
Henry Loving is a “lifter”--someone who specializes in getting to someone and applying ruthless techniques to extract needed information for whoever hires him. Corte, the “shepherd”, tries to protect those targets. He had a run-in with Loving in the past, when Loving tortured and killed his partner—and he and everyone else believed Loving to now be dead. Until Loving shows up, targeting a local hero cop. No one can figure out why Ryan Kessler is in Loving's crosshairs. Corte is determined to keep his people alive, to figure out what information Loving is after—and to finally GET Loving this time. Kessler and his wife are taken by Corte, while their daughter is sent to a supposed safe location. Kessler's sister-in-law accompanies them, causing all kinds of trouble in her denial of how serious this situation is. Kessler himself causes issues—you can't expect ANY cop, let alone an actual HERO, to stand idly by and let himself be hunted!! The tension builds as they keep moving to keep safe, but Loving seems to be one step ahead of them the entire time. The race to find out exactly who Loving is after, and why, keeps pace with the chase. Another excellent Jeffery Deaver thriller!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thats just nasty yall.
Wiliam_Maltese More than 1 year ago
A PAGE TURNER … FOR SURE! Here’s yet another tale of a super-secret U.S. government agency, this one charged with “shepherding” its charges to keep them safe until whomever the bad guys (out to get them) are neutralized. Our hero and “shepherd”, a senior protection officer, finds himself in charge of a Washington, D.C., police detective and the detective’s family in a cat-and-mouse game with a ruthless hired killer (a “lifter”) who has no qualms about kidnapping and torturing anyone, including kids, to achieve his final objective. I liked this book, because it was fast-paced, and it kept me guessing to the very end, offering red herrings galore in not only taking down the villain but in finding out the identity of the person or persons behind putting out the contract, as well as revealing the mysterious reasoning behind it. Each time I thought I had the person responsible figured out — I’m usually pretty good at that sort of thing — I was proved wrong. I liked that; it kept me interested and guessing. It was a unique aspect that the protagonist, besides having several university degrees, was an avid game-player, preferring game boards, and used game strategy in the deadly “game” he was playing with the antagonist, the latter often even more adept than the hero. The book’s ending satisfied by tying up all of the loose ends (some I’d even forgotten needed tying) as well as providing one final unexpected twist. Certainly, I want to read more books by this author, and, luckily, having only read his “The Bone Collector”, besides this one, I presently have about twenty-five more from which to choose. Bravo, Mr. Deaver!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a huge fan and reader of all his books,this one was a huge disappointment. Great start but rhen quickly turned boring. Started skipping all the lengthy first person narratives just to get through the book.
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Just finished this book. Excellent mind games between the good guy and the bad. Loved it!
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I absolutely loved this book. One of the best I've read in a long time - and I read a lot of books. First book by this author that I've read - I'll definitely be reading more of his work.
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Very insightful into human behavior and motivation, as well as undercover techniques. More twists and turns than a roller coaster, keeping you guessing till the last page. In other words, classic Deaver!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love trying to figure out Deaver's novels. This one is very good; only written from the point of view of the protagonist, Corte (except for the first chapter). Unique from his Lincoln Rhyme novels in that he never writes from the point of view of the antagonist. Very interesting subject matter - protection detail, but he also incorporates game theory, which is very interesting also. I would recommend this as an interesting and quick read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read
spatt856 More than 1 year ago
I received this book as a gift and found it to be very boring. I gave up about half way through and just flipped to the end to see if there was a reason to keep reading. There wasn't. The premise was stupid and the ending was stupid. I have the sample of The Bone Collector on my Nook and now I don't know if I should give the author another chance or just delete it. Unfortunately the sample isn't long enough to help me decide.