The Kill Room

The Kill Room

A Lincoln Rhyme Novel

Book - 2013
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A U.S. citizen in the Bahamas is shot by a sniper par excellence-a man capable of delivering a "million-dollar bullet" into the heart of his targets, a mile or more away. The investigation reveals that the victim, Robert Moreno, a man known to have strong anti-American sympathies, was assassinated by the U.S. government. New York assistant district attorney Nance Laurel, unwilling to let the government get away with ignoring the rule of law, brings a criminal case against both the director of the National Intelligence and Operations Service (NIOS), who ordered the killing, and the sniper himself. Assigned the job of investigating the killing, Lincoln Rhyme, aided by his partner Amelia Sachs and his regular crew of associates, takes on the controversial case. But the director of NIOS learns of the investigation and takes steps to derail it. One of the eeriest villains in recent fiction, Jacob Ohnley, takes on the task of eliminating witnesses and stopping Laurel, Rhyme and Sachs, using his favorite "companion," a unique and deadly knife he reveres more than most people.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781455517060
Characteristics: 484 p. ; 24 cm


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Feb 19, 2018

All of Deaver's work is well researched and well written and this is no exception so the tradecraft rings true and would be on par with Tom Clancy. This one has a satisfying plot twist and I would consider one of his stellar works.

Feb 10, 2017

Too dry and uninteresting for me to finish

Sep 07, 2015

This is classic Deaver with lots of cliff hanging moments.

May 04, 2014

Deaver is on my 'carry list' of authors every trip to the library. This one upholds Deaver's ability to pick up the pace and grip the reader from start to finish. Clear, exciting, complex and thoroughly compelling reading. His device of inserting the evidence list with additions from time to time could be left behind - but I can see it helping keep 'bedtime readers', who may sometimes get drowsy, to keep on track. I'd say 4.5 stars.

MBSL500 Jan 07, 2014

Good Rhyme/Sachs novel.

Nov 02, 2013

Lincoln Rhyme, super investigator in a wheelchair,once more saving the Homeland with a little bit of help from his friends.All the gysmos and gadgets, not to mention the rare and unusual ballistics.Even some very fancy food.Apart from the raft acronyms which go with the territory, what a read. Keeping up with all the twists and turns was an achievement.Jeffrey Deaver is a thriller writer par excellence.

Oct 19, 2013

I only ready the first 150 pages or so and stopped reading. First novel I attempted to read by this author, and i definitly wont be reading any more. BORING!!!

Oct 07, 2013

A good plot; however, too many repeated details of the crimes. I don't think this is one of his best works.

Kittywoman Aug 15, 2013

Books by this author are very violent and often gruesome. The interaction between the characters is very interesting.

Aug 10, 2013

Not one of his best. The plot sort of meanders around and it gets a bit preachy in spots. Some parts of this were downright boring. I'll keep reading his books, but hope the next one is tighter.

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