The Coffin Dancer
By Jeffery Deaver
Pocket Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780671024093, 560pp.
Publication Date: March 1999
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NYPD criminalist Lincoln Rhyme joins his beautiful protégé, Amelia Sachs, in the hunt for the Coffin Dancer -- an ingenious killer who changes appearance even faster than he adds to his trail of victims. They have only one clue: the madman has a tattoo of the Grim Reaper waltzing with a woman. Rhyme must rely on his wits and intuition to track the elusive murderer through New York City -- knowing they have only forty-eight hours before the Coffin Dancer strikes again.
San Jose Mercury News
This is as good as it gets....The Lincoln Rhyme series is simply outstanding.
People Deaver is a master of ticking-bomb suspense.
Booklist Intense and heart-stopping...leaves readers gasping at the stunning climax.
People Deaver...is a master of ticking-bomb suspense... Rhyme, now a forensic consultant, is more relentless than ever. Especially when, as in his chilling new case, he has a personal score to settle.
USA Today Deaver revs up the already supercharged tension by cramming all of the action in The Coffin Dancer into forty-eight hours.
Publishers Weekly Revelations and reversals punctuate this thriller like a string of firecrackers....Superb plotting and brisk, no-nonsense prose.
Library Journal Quick to the punch, The Coffin Dancer is diabolically packed with the good stuff: coverups, mystery, action.
Kirkus Reviews Fair warning to newcomers: Author Deaver is just as cunning and deceptive as his killer; don't assume he's run out of tricks until you've run out of pages.
St. Petersburg Times Readers who like "insider information" on police and FBI lingo will enjoy details Deaver adds to the dialogue.