The Steel Kiss

The Steel KissNew York Times Bestselling Author Jeffery Deaver Returns With His Next Blockbuster Thriller Featuring Forensic Detective Lincoln Rhyme.Amelia Sachs Is Hot On The Trail Of A Killer She S Chasing Him Through A Department Store In Brooklyn When An Escalator Malfunctions The Stairs Give Way, With One Man Horribly Mangled By The Gears Sachs Is Forced To Let Her Quarry Escape As She Jumps In To Try To Help Save The Victim She And Famed Forensic Detective Lincoln Rhyme Soon Learn, However, That The Incident May Not Have Been An Accident At All, But The First In A Series Of Intentional Attacks They Find Themselves Up Against One Of Their Most Formidable Opponents Ever A Brilliant Killer Who Turns Common Products Into Murder Weapons As The Body Count Threatens To Grow, Sachs And Rhyme Must Race Against The Clock To Unmask His Identity And Discover His Mission Before People Die After a bad experience with my previous Jeffrey Deaver Solitude Creek , I kept putting off reading The Steel Kiss I shouldn t have And prior to that, I hadn t picked up a Jeffrey Deaver book in years, for no particular reason, I just hadn t.It did take me a little time to get into, but once I was into it, I was into it Deaver rarely disappoints, and he certainly didn t here He takes what you think you know, and turns it on its head This was an entertaining, almost exhilarating read with plenty of twists and turns, plenty of breath taking moments It is also a book that makes you stop and think about our consumer based society and our reliance on technology.I can see I am going to have to go back and read the books in this series that I haven t yet read Now that I have again had a taste of Deaver s writing, I find that I have missed his style.Th
3.5 starsThis is the 12th book in the Lincoln Rhyme series, but can be read as a standalone without missing much As the story opens, quadriplegic, forensic criminalist Lincoln Rhyme has given up being a police consultant and is teaching forensics One of Rhyme s students thirtyish, wheelchair bound Juliette Archer asks to be his intern, and Rhyme agrees.Meanwhile, Rhyme s professional partner girlfriend, NYPD Detective Amelia Sachs, is on the trail of a murderer called Unsub 40 Sachs spots Unsub 40 on the street and follows him into a mall, where the perp orders lunch in a coffee shop Amelia is watching the Unsub and waiting for backup when loud screams erupt from the escalator which has popped open and swallowed a man named Greg Frommer When Amelia rushes over to help doomed Frommer who s practically bisected by the escalator machinery Unsub 40 disappears.After learning that Frommer s widow and young son are almost destitute, Amelia convinces Lincoln to help an attorney file a civil suit against the escalator company and anyone else who might be
It s been a while since I read a Lincoln Rhyme book I have actually missed reading the two previous books in the series But nerveless, it felt really good to return to this series since I like the main characters so much There is some friction between Amelia and Lincoln in this book She is upset that he has quit the force to work as a teacher, and she also has some personal problems with her mother being ill Lincoln has taken on a Juliette Archer as an intern, and I was a bit worried Deaver was setting up this to be some kind of love triangle And, then Nick Carelli, Amelia ex boyfriend showed up in the stor
This is the 12th book featuring the quadriplegic criminologist Lincoln Rhyme and his partner in love and work Amelia Sachs In each book we are able to watch an unusual and enterprising criminal murder some of New York s inhabitants often in bizarre and clever ways whilst Rhyme and his crew analyse data and trace evidence in an attempt to track him or her down Rhyme is a former forensic analyst with the NYPD and the police now hire him to support their efforts when they believe the addition his skills are likely to be particularly advantageous to their investigations In his endeavours he is routinely supported by Thom his carer , Mel Cooper NYPD forensic analyst and Lon Sellitto NYPD homicide detective Fans of this series will be used to the byplay between these characters the technical debates regarding the sifting of minute particles of soil or fluid edging them ever closer to the vital finding.The crew all feature here but from the start two new elements are introduced 1 Rhyme is no longer working on criminal cases he s quit His time is now spent lecturing on his area of expertise And a new character is introduced, a second wheelchair bound sleuth who he has agreed to mentor Will this all end in tears 2 The ex lover of Sachs makes an appearance, fresh out of the clink He professes he never did the crime Is he to be trusted Quite how these elements knit together I ll not divulge, but suffice to say it s a satisfying mix It s also good
This is the first Deaver Rhyme book that I have read I wasn t sure what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised I thought that The Steel Kiss started off a little slowly, but when the crimes link together and Rhyme and Sach s join forces, I became hooked The novel is packed with surprising twists and reve
I can t believe this is only the second book I ve read from this popular author I need to rectify this.I really was taken with this style of writing that immediately drew me in.I m not really into James Bond so I hadn t connected the author to that I must bury my head in the sand.This story features the well known paraplegic forensic detective from a previous book.We all like our technology With some, we cannot live without it Used for the correct purpose its fine, helpful and fruitful but, put it into the wrong hands and we have problems Each item of technology can cause chaos, fatalities and murders.When Amelia gives chase in a department store after a killer, the escalator malfunctions, the stairs collapse, a man is viciously mangled between the gears Made my stomach churn imagining that The killer escapes as Amelia is trying to help the mangled hurt man But was that an accident Just common everyday technology can be t
Honestly Jeffrey Deaver is better than this book He didn t follow up on events from the last one, he had Sachs and Rhyme at odds for tension and introduced one new character and someone we heard about just to make us readers think could Sachs and Rhyme be done It was eyeroll inducing because it wasn t even believable And to start off with Rhyme feeling guilty about a case so much he is done working for the NYPD wasn t to be believed This book felt light on evidence and also Rhyme may need a body guard due to the constant criminals breaking into his home to off him.The 12th book in the Lincoln Rhyme series rivals The Empty Chair for my least favorite at this point Maybe because none of the characters were shown well in this one The book starts off with Amelia Sachs being very angry, we don t find out why for a while, but when we do, we find it s because Lincoln Rhyme has decided that he will no longer consult on NYPD cases and he s going to go off and teach Now it takes a long winding road to get there, but we find out on the last case that Rhyme worked on somebody who appeared to be innocent ended up going to jail
The Steel Kiss is the title of the manifesto of a domestic terrorist, a man who is brutally murdering those he calls Shoppers by using the intelligent data chips in their own consumer appliances against them and sending rants to the newspapers about materialism and greed It s a harrowing thought, when I look around me at all the appliances in my own home that have the potential to be misused let along going outside Cars, elevators, escalators, buses, trains, planes, the equipment I use at work, computers, microwaves, ovens, heating I am surrounded by technology and so are those targeted by the killer The way in which he kills is chilling and disturbing, since he also delights in causing pain, and watching suffering Forensic scientist Lincoln Rhyme and detective Amelia Sachs must analyze the clues, and attempt to get into the mind of the killer, before he can kill again.Returning to Sachs and Rhyme is a delight for me, as I am a big fan of the series this is the twelfth book and all the characters within I already know
This is the 12th book in the Lincoln Rhyme series by Jeffery Deaver and although it is a decent read it is not one of the better ones in this series The characters are very familiar so the book flows well but I did find it a little too busy with all the side plots and thought it could do with a little editing.Lincoln Rhyme is a consultant for the NYPD and investigates an escalator malfunction on behalf of the widow of the man who died in the accident It soon appears that it may not have been an accident and he leads the search of a serial killer who is turning everyday appliances into deadly weapons As I previously said the story is a good one and well developed but I felt that there was generally too much else going on which in the main was unnecessary and distracting.I am not put of
Master of suspense Jeffery Deaver returns with the latest gripping thriller featuring paraplegic forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme The hardback contains an exclusive, never before seen leaked memo from the Lincoln Rhyme case files I have read quite a few of Jeffery Deaver s thriller books What I like about Jeffery Deaver is that he is never afraid to push the boundaries for a thriller He is most certainly one of the best plotters in the world He is a master at keeping us on the edge of our seats Every book that Jeffery Deaver writes he delivers a new topic, that what makes him such a good author Amelia Sachs had been driving when she spotted the suspect The suspect who beaten to death his victim, didn t know there was a witness He was now entering a five story shopping center What was the suspect doing in a shop

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  • Paperback
  • 608 pages
  • The Steel Kiss
  • Jeffery Deaver
  • 14 September 2017
  • 9781455536351