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Concealed among everyday living in New York City, there prowls a serial killer with a frightening fetish agenda used to feed his emotional turmoil within. As crimes multiply, a mental stimulating battle of wits, fingerprints and DNA begin between the perpetrator and New York City Investigator Sachs. Author Jeffrey Deaver is unusually skilled when it comes to the talent of piecing together meaningful characters along with subplots structured to support the primary storyline. The Steel Kiss is no exception, as there is more depth to this deadly cat and mouse thriller than any novel that has come along in a great while.
— Mike, Albuquerque
New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver returns with his next blockbuster thriller featuring forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme.
Amelia Sachs is hot on the trail of a killer. She's chasing him through a department store in Brooklyn when an escalator malfunctions. The stairs give way, with one man horribly mangled by the gears. Sachs is forced to let her quarry escape as she jumps in to try to help save the victim. She and famed forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme soon learn, however, that the incident may not have been an accident at all, but the first in a series of intentional attacks. They find themselves up against one of their most formidable opponents ever: a brilliant killer who turns common products into murder weapons. As the body count threatens to grow, Sachs and Rhyme must race against the clock to unmask his identity--and discover his mission--before more people die.
About the Author
Jeffery Deaver is the #1 international bestselling author of over thirty novels and three collections of short stories. His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into 25 languages. His first novel featuring Lincoln Rhyme, The Bone Collector, was made into a major motion picture starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. He's received or been shortlisted for a number of awards around the world. He lives in North Carolina.
"Deaver is a genius when it comes to manipulation and deception. Stellar plot twists are in full abundance in THE STEEL KISS, and the story line veers in several unpredictable directions."
"Deaver doesn't disappoint. With an unmatched ability to create the perfect characters...Deaver takes fans to the edge in this one and dangles them over the cliff...One of the best books of 2016."
—New York Times Book Review
"Fiendishly inventive...all the usual thrills, which are worth every breathless minute."
"The plot twists are clever and unexpected, the dialogue is colloquial and natural, and the characters...are vividly realized. Highly recommendable."
"Clever...entertaining...Convincing characters and an unexpected closing twist will remind readers why Deaver is one of today's top thriller writers."
"Deaver delivers another heart-stopping thriller in his Lincoln Rhyme series...The action, suspense and horrific crimes continue unabated."
—RT Book Reviews
"Deaver at his best and when you are Jeffery Deaver this means the best of the best."
"Fans will marvel at the creative manner in which Deaver incorporates current technological and societal trends into the plots of his thrillers."
"[THE STEEL KISS is] like a master class in how to perfectly balance plot and character....A terrific novel."
"If you're looking for a pedal-to-the-floor thriller with reversals and twists, this is the novel for you."
—The Big Thrill
"Loaded from first page to (almost) last with suspense of one sort of another....THE STEEL KISS is a terrific novel."