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The Coffin Dancer

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The Coffin Dancer

By Jeffery Deaver

Pocket Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780671024093, 560pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 1999

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Description
NYPD criminalist Lincoln Rhyme joins his beautiful protege, 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.


Praise For The Coffin Dancer

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.

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