The Stone Monkey (Lincoln Rhyme Series #4)

The Stone Monkey (Lincoln Rhyme Series #4)

by Jeffery Deaver
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The Stone Monkey (Lincoln Rhyme Series #4) by Jeffery Deaver

The page-turning New York Times bestseller from Jeffery Deaver’s “simply outstanding” (San Jose Mercury News) Lincoln Rhyme series!

The FBI has recruited forensics expert Lincoln Rhyme and his protégée, Amelia Sachs, to capture “the Ghost,” a homicidal immigrant smuggler. But when they corner him aboard a cargo ship, the bust goes disastrously wrong and the Ghost escapes. Now the killer must eliminate two families who witnessed his flight before they jumped ship and vanished. . . . Searching New York City’s Chinatown, can Rhyme and Sachs find the Ghost’s targets before he does?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451675733
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication date: 08/28/2012
Series: Lincoln Rhyme Series , #4
Pages: 608
Sales rank: 149,546
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Jeffery Deaver is the author of two collections of short stories and twenty-eight previous suspense novels. His most recent #1 international bestseller is Carte Blanche, the newest James Bond novel. Deaver is best known for his Kathryn Dance and Lincoln Rhyme thrillers.Deaver has been nominated for seven Edgar Awards by the Mystery Writers of America, an Anthony Award, and a Gumshoe Award. His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into twenty-five languages. He lives in North Carolina.

Hometown:

Washington, D.C.

Date of Birth:

May 6, 1950

Place of Birth:

Chicago, Illinois

Education:

B.A., University of Missouri; Juris Doctor, cum laude, Fordham University School of Law

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The Stone Monkey (Lincoln Rhyme Series #4) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 66 reviews.
XMan More than 1 year ago
Well known for his bone-chilling psychological thrillers, Jeffery Deaver brings the two cunning detectives back in the fourth entry in the notorious Lincoln Rhyme series. Although he makes a decent attempt to hook his readers into the story, he yet again fails to deliver.

Returning to thier familiar hometown of the Big Apple are on pursuit of the "Ghost", a ruthless Chinese immigrant smuggler. The book opens with Rhyme and Sachs pursuint the snakehead's (smuggler's) boat of illegal Chinese immigrants. When their attempt to catch him turns into a fiasco, the two begin to realize that it's only a matter of time before he decides to kill the surviving families. Over the next 48 hours, the two detectives, along with the help of a Chinese beat, hunt for the foreign smuggler.

I have to admit that THE STONE MONKEY is another letdown by Deaver, though not as quite as his previous Rhyme novel THE EMPTY CHAIR. What I liked most about this book was the beginning pursuit of the Ghost. But from thereon in, the plot began to fall apart.

Fans are normally use to how Deaver cleverly draws his characters into his novels. From chapter to chapter, it seemed to me that the author went bananas when writing this book, failing to deliver this strenth of his into the book. Another thing I noticed while reading was that Rhyme was barely present throughout the scenes in the book. I felt that I did not feel that cunning, forensic intuition that I use to in the earlier Rhyme novels. As I was reading page after page of the investigation, I kept asking myself "Where did Rhyme go?"

What disappointed me the most while reading THE STONE MONKEY was Deaver's failing attempt to know who the Ghost was. I was aware that he was a killer, indeed, but yet I didn't become aware of either his troubled past nor any of the losses that he has taken during then that have motivated him to commit the acts that he has.

Sad to say, Deaver has yet agian disappointed his fans by failing to deliver the strengths that make his novels enjoyable.
DaveMI More than 1 year ago
Once again Jeffery Deaver does not disappoint the reader. Great read.
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As usual Rhymes and Sachs rock and roll and keep you rivited to read every chance you get. This ones a nail biter. Very detailed with twists and turns.
DNA45 More than 1 year ago
Deaver could have been a Master Weaver. What seems like a “dropped switch” in the story line is “forensic evidence” that must be written in the mind of the reader. That which appeared to be dropped and of little to no importance to the story becomes the thread that enlightens the beauty of the case. Monkey dust…. The longing for freedom and the opportunity to achieve drives those who escape the sinking people freighter to will the laying down their own lives so the dream can continue in those who have the strength to gain freedom sought. The Stone Monkey is much more than the struggle of good and evil. It shows the reader that by observing the normally unnoticed aspects of life, good can gain its triumph. Failure to observe….
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auntrosie More than 1 year ago
Jeffery Deaver knows how to keep your interest. I've read almost all the Lincoln Rhyme Series plus other independent novels. I don't like to give away plots, I prefer to let the reader discover this man's amazing ability to keep you spell-bound from start to finish. Illegal Chinese immigrants are being smuggled into the US by a homicidal smuggler. When two families jump ship, he must find them and murder them because they're witness to his devious wrongdoings. He needs to find and eliminate them. Forensics expert Lincoln Rhyme must find the families before the "Ghost" can silence them. A real page-turner!
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