A Novel

Book - 2010
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Targeted by a ruthless hired criminal seeking to extract information for a mysterious employer, Washington, D.C. police detective Ryan Kessler places the safety of his family in the hands of a federal protection officer who takes incrementally extreme measures to outmaneuver his adversary.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781439156353
Characteristics: 397 p. ; 24 cm


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Jul 20, 2018

Leave it to Deaver to come up with an entertaining story even without his star characters and/or heavy reliance on forensics. It's also realistic that the good guys are not too far ahead of the bad guys and, sometimes tragically, even behind. It's well-crafted and moves along at a steady clip.

Jun 04, 2012

I kept reading Jeffrey Deaver’s “Edge” hoping that there would be something more. There wasn’t. Not because Mr. Deaver can’t write. Not because it wasn’t inventive enough. Not because the twist at the end was expected. It was a report, not a story. Yes, I think that’s it.

Nov 11, 2011

Not his best in my view, but a quick read. Some of the plot seemed unbelievable, and I found the ultimate "why" implausible - it didn't seem 'big enough' to warrant the terror.

Jul 25, 2011

Did not like the style of writing. found that to much time was spent on terminology that made it boring even though the story was fairly good.

Jul 03, 2011

An ok effort by Deaver. The overall theme of gaming might be interesting to someone who grew up playing video games, or an obsessed collector of whatever, but I found it too intensely focussed on this one theme. The plot felt contrived and rushed... confusing at times, boring at others. Poor character development and inclusion... ie the loose canon sister. Maybe Deaver needs a break to get his edge back...

Mar 14, 2011

Others liked it, so I tried - but it was too complicated for my old brain!

debwalker Jan 11, 2011

A tense nail-biter about the standoff between a psycopathic professional killer and a federal protection officer. Vintage Deaver.

gwsuperfan Jan 02, 2011

Good to see Deaver branching out again beyond Lincoln Rhyme and Catherine Dance. Deaver's storytelling talents being combined with a protagonist who lives his life by applied game theory makes for a good mix.

Nov 23, 2010

Enjoyed this book. The idea of an shadow gov't organization that protects the "unprotectable" makes for an interesting premise. Add to that mixture, layers of who is really being protected and why, plus the determination of the "lifter" -- it's a book that I've read late into the night.


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