The Empty Chair (Mass Market Paperback)

By Jeffery Deaver

Pocket Books, 9780671026011, 512pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2001



Renowned criminalist Lincoln Rhyme faces his ultimate opponent: a kidnapper and murderer dubbed the Insect Boy. But Rhyme is in for a surprise when he learns that catching a criminal is one thing...and keeping him is another. Now Rhyme, in North Carolina to undergo risky spinal cord surgery, finds himself hunting a ruthless killer in the heart of a southern swampland -- and going head-to-head with his protege, Amelia Sachs, in a rivalry that tests the limits of both their expertise and their love.

Praise For The Empty Chair

New York Post

Masterful....[Lincoln Rhyme] is the most brilliant and most vulnerable of crime fiction's heroes.

The New York Times Book Review

A twisted thriller...[of] scientific smarts and psychological cunning.

The New York Times Book Review

A pulse-racing chase.