The Cutting Edge

The Cutting Edge

Jeffery Deaver / Jul 17, 2019

The Cutting Edge DANGEROUSLY GOOD DISTINCTIVELY DEAVER Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs return to New York City to confront a killer terrorizing couples at their happiest and most vulnerable In the early hours of a quie

  • Title: The Cutting Edge
  • Author: Jeffery Deaver
  • ISBN: The Cutting Edge
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  • DANGEROUSLY GOOD DISTINCTIVELY DEAVER Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs return to New York City to confront a killer terrorizing couples at their happiest and most vulnerable In the early hours of a quiet, weekend morning in Manhattan s Diamond District, a brutal triple murder shocks the city Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs quickly take the case Curiously, the killer ha DANGEROUSLY GOOD DISTINCTIVELY DEAVER Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs return to New York City to confront a killer terrorizing couples at their happiest and most vulnerable In the early hours of a quiet, weekend morning in Manhattan s Diamond District, a brutal triple murder shocks the city Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs quickly take the case Curiously, the killer has left behind a half million dollars worth of gems at the murder scene, a jewelry store on 47th street As crimes follow, it becomes clear that the killer s target is not gems, but engaged couples themselves The Promisor vows to take the lives of men and women during their most precious moments midway through the purchase of an engagement ring, after a meeting with a wedding planner, trying on the perfect gown for a day that will never come The Promisor arrives silently, armed with knife or gun, and a time of bliss is transformed, in an instant, to one of horror Soon the Promiser makes a dangerous mistake leaving behind an innocent witness, Vimal Lahori, a talented young diamond cutter, who can help Rhyme and Sachs blow the lid off the case They must track down Vimal before the killer can correct his fatal error Then disaster strikes, threatening to tear apart the very fabric of the city and providing the perfect cover for the killer to slip through the cracks Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 448 pages Published November 13th 2018 by Grand Central Publishing first published April 10th 2018 More Details Original Title The Cutting Edge ISBN 1538731843 ISBN13 9781538731840 Series Lincoln Rhyme 14, Lincoln Rhyme Kathryn Dance 18 setting Manhattan, New York City, New York United States Other Editions 25 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about The Cutting Edge, please sign up Popular Answered Questions I have loved reading this authors books since the bone collection His latest book left me disappointed Boring I couldnt finish it because it was not his usual brilliance How did you feel if you read 2 likeslike 9 months ago See all 7 answers Susan Finck I feel the same way Loved the earlier books and picked this up at the library thinking it would be a quick and enjoyable read Nope I did manage to I feel the same way Loved the earlier books and picked this up at the library thinking it would be a quick and enjoyable read Nope I did manage to finish it it s rare that I do not finish a book that I have started but it dragged on with its twists and turns I indentified one of the bad guys from early on Felt the plot was twisted and convoluted Took me a week to finish Couldn t wait to close the cover so that I could start something hopefully enjoyable less flag Deaver is amazingtwisted but amazing, agree 2 likeslike 10 months ago See all 2 answers LJB Usually but not here flag See all 6 questions about The Cutting Edge Lists with This Book This book is not yet featured on Listopia Add this book to your favorite list Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Mar 28, 2018 Patrice Hoffman rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves provided by netgalley Back in the saddle with Jeffery Deaver and his crime fighting duo Amelia Sachs and Lincoln Rhyme Although I ve read most of the books in this series I can t help but picture Rhyme as Denzel Washington and Sachs as Angelina Jolie because of The Bone Collector movie I saw year before picking up the book of the same title I know, I know Rhyme is nowhere near being a black dude but this is what happens when I see movies before reading the book The actors used in the movie are somehow imprinted on Back in the saddle with Jeffery Deaver and his crime fighting duo Amelia Sachs and Lincoln Rhyme Although I ve read most of the books in this series I can t help but picture Rhyme as Denzel Washington and Sachs as Angelina Jolie because of The Bone Collector movie I saw year before picking up the book of the same title I know, I know Rhyme is nowhere near being a black dude but this is what happens when I see movies before reading the book The actors used in the movie are somehow imprinted on my brain and I can t quite get them out But that s neither here nor there Let s get to The Cutting Edge and unsub 47 Jeffery Deaver begins The Cutting Edge similarly to how he begins other titles in the Rhyme series An unwitting victim encounters a killer who shows no mercy Unsub 47, aka the Promisor is no different He kills with no remorse Rhyme and Sachs are hired on a consulting basis to analyze the evidence and assist the police in catching the SOB.What is so enticing about Deaver novels is that yes, they are somewhat formulaic, there s still no shortage of misdirection and suspense The chapters are short so reading his titles are fast and easy For those, like myself, who are familiar with the main characters, Deaver doesn t spend much time on them Instead, we are privy to the inner workings of the deranged killer that s attempting to stay a step or two ahead of the Rhyme team in an effort to complete his goal It s the moments when getting acquainted with the unsub I feel are the most engaging and probably the reason I love Deaver novels so much.Those looking to read the Rhyme series in the hopes of some amazingly, well written, literary trope through the gritty world of forensic science is barking up the wrong tree Even though I do feel like I was given a ton of interesting knowledge into the world of diamonds, that fact is simply a plus There s nothing complicated here except whodunnit I m not even trying to be a snob when disclosing this information I m simply letting anyone who happens to read this novel and wants to dive into Deaver s world, there s nothing but action here I suggest you strap in for the ride.Suffice it to say, The Cutting Edge is a formidable addition to the Lincoln Rhyme series I am happy to have taken this wild ride full of colorful, ruthless characters that may or may not have a secret hidden agenda Jeffery Deaver grabs your attention and refuses to let go until he s ready Copy provided by Grand Central Publishing via Netgalley flag 33 likesLike see review View all 7 comments Apr 18, 2018 Monnie rated it it was amazing review of another edition What do I think of this book It s complicated.Mostly, I m talking about the plot It s sort of like hiking in the woods and, just when you think you see the end of the trail, it veers off in another direction Bodies turn up on different street corners, motives and suspects change almost by the chapter and friends turn out to be enemies All this action keeps police consultant and quadriplegic Lincoln Rhymes and his partner on and off the job Amelia Sachs on their toes and me on the edge of What do I think of this book It s complicated.Mostly, I m talking about the plot It s sort of like hiking in the woods and, just when you think you see the end of the trail, it veers off in another direction Bodies turn up on different street corners, motives and suspects change almost by the chapter and friends turn out to be enemies All this action keeps police consultant and quadriplegic Lincoln Rhymes and his partner on and off the job Amelia Sachs on their toes and me on the edge of my seat.That s not to say the action is nonstop in fact, there s plenty of detail here, in character development, technology and historical background in other words, there s no shortage of evidence that the author has done extensive research I ll admit that once in a while that drifted a little closer to the too much information line than I d like, but on the other hand, I m always open to getting educated on subjects I know little about.In this case, it s primarily the diamond industry In fact, that s where the complex story begins in a Manhattan diamond cutter s back street shop, where the owner and a couple of customers are murdered in rather brutal fashion An apparent witness a young man who worked for the owner somehow escapes, notifies the police and disappears into the wind Lincoln and Amelia are called in she, physically, and he, mentally from his technology rich apartment Together, they determine, surprisingly given the diamond setting, that robbery doesn t seem to be the motive.Rather, the killer dubbed the Promisor was targeting the couple themselves a conclusion reached when other couples are attacked in similar fashion He closed circuit photos prove it s a man apparently has some kind of kinky fixation with diamonds, making brides to be who boast rocks on the third fingers of their left hands high on his hit list.Another angle involves construction of a geothermal energy facility, complete with a tie in to local earthquakes, gas line ruptures and deaths Still another is the upcoming trial of a dangerous criminal Lincoln and Sachs helped to nail awhile back now, though, he may find himself on the other side of the fence not to mention in a sticky situation with police colleagues Should you think that s enough for one book, just wait, there s A shaky relationship between the runaway apprentice, his set in his traditional ways father and his girlfriend that s causing all kinds of trauma.More than that I won t reveal, except to say that by the last page the loose ends are tidied up well, most of them, anyway And this Congratulations on another 5 star entry in a stellar series flag 23 likesLike see review Apr 09, 2018 Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves read 2018 I can always count on Jefferey Deaver to deliver a well written crime novel where nothing is at it seems If you have read Deavers previous books, then you know what I mean That is why I suspected that not everything is what it seemed when everything seemed to go smoothly in the book. Newly married Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are tasked with finding not only a crazed killer that seemed to be targeting couples that are to be married but also a witness to the first crime A triple murder in M I can always count on Jefferey Deaver to deliver a well written crime novel where nothing is at it seems If you have read Deavers previous books, then you know what I mean That is why I suspected that not everything is what it seemed when everything seemed to go smoothly in the book. Newly married Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are tasked with finding not only a crazed killer that seemed to be targeting couples that are to be married but also a witness to the first crime A triple murder in Manhattan s Diamond District Of course, this is not easy tasks, the killer is maiming and killing his way and looking for the young witness while the witness tries to get away from the town.And, this is just a small fraction of the story And, the rest of it well spoilers It s darn hard to review a book like this because there are so many things going on that you just need to find out for yourself when you read the book All I can say that Jeffrey Deaver has done it again As usual The book is thick, but never boring, filled with fabulous twist and an absolutely marvelous ending Kind of cliffhanger ish, but still a satisfying ending I had a blast reading this book and it s a series that keep going strong with each book deliver a satisfying story I can t wait to read the next book If you have never read a Jeffery Deaver book before, then I urge you to do so Start with the first book in the Lincoln Rhyme series, The Bone Collector I want to thank Grand Central Publishing for providing me with a free copy through NetGalley for an honest review flag 19 likesLike see review May 15, 2018 Tim rated it it was amazing review of another edition Brilliant 10 of 10 Stars flag 13 likesLike see review Aug 03, 2018 Adrienne rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves thriller, all time favourites Excellent I love the character Lincoln Rhyme I adore the story plots of Jeffery Deaver Unputdownable Wonderful book flag 13 likesLike see review View all 7 comments Sep 30, 2018 Stephen Robert Collins rated it it was amazing review of another edition They diamonds are girls best friend this book proves that fact completely wrong.I thing diamonds are overrated they serve no purpose but to make a girl s finger look good give man a penis envy over others This Lincoln book is very complex brutal black comedy over twists it has sub plot with whirlwind plot ending that ticks like a clock flag 11 likesLike see review Apr 16, 2018 Bam rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2018 netgalley, mystery, 2018 reads I ve read several of Jeffery Deaver s Lincoln Rhyme mysteries but it s been a while so I jumped at the chance to read an arc of his latest Many thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for providing me with this book for an honest review Lincoln Rhyme is a quadriplegic who works with the NYPD as a consultant to solve complicated cases using forensic science His wife, Amelia Sachs, is often his eyes and ears as she walks the grid of a crime scene collecting evidence.In this latest outing, I ve read several of Jeffery Deaver s Lincoln Rhyme mysteries but it s been a while so I jumped at the chance to read an arc of his latest Many thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for providing me with this book for an honest review Lincoln Rhyme is a quadriplegic who works with the NYPD as a consultant to solve complicated cases using forensic science His wife, Amelia Sachs, is often his eyes and ears as she walks the grid of a crime scene collecting evidence.In this latest outing, someone has brutally murdered several people in the diamond district, while taking several extremely valuable in the rough diamonds, but curiously leaving many cut stones behind An eyewitness makes the 911 call reporting the crime and it appears this person was wounded while escaping Can the police find him before the killer can The race is on But Lincoln Rhyme stories are always complicated, and this one is no exception, so you can bet there is so much to the story, including earthquakes, explosions, and treachery There are many different layers to this story, many twists and turns that you won t see coming until you reach the final exciting conclusion flag 8 likesLike see review Mar 04, 2018 KC rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves continuing series, crime, edelweiss, serial killer, thriller Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are back to investigate the brutal and torturous killings of a soon to be wed couple and their jeweler at his diamond district establishment Simultaneously an additional story unfolds in Brooklyn where a drilling construction site is home to numerous and extremely rare earth quakes that set off gas leaks and explosions resulting in a few fatalities Rhyme and his team must conclude whether these two circumstances are connected and race to solve them before any oth Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are back to investigate the brutal and torturous killings of a soon to be wed couple and their jeweler at his diamond district establishment Simultaneously an additional story unfolds in Brooklyn where a drilling construction site is home to numerous and extremely rare earth quakes that set off gas leaks and explosions resulting in a few fatalities Rhyme and his team must conclude whether these two circumstances are connected and race to solve them before any other lives are claimed Deaver delivers with another fast paced installment of this ongoing series flag 7 likesLike see review View 2 comments Apr 10, 2018 Lou rated it liked it review of another edition The premise was good and the telling, the economy of chapters, and view point, but the length didn t match the hook I found myself drifting from the narrative Cutting down of length would have being thrilling flag 7 likesLike see review Aug 09, 2018 Rick rated it it was amazing review of another edition Another good installment with Lincoln Rhyme Recommended flag 6 likesLike see review Mar 05, 2018 OutlawPoet rated it really liked it review of another edition So, the other day, after a series of disappointing reads, I turned to Jeffery Deaver and Lincoln Rhyme for a sure thing.Sure enough, in a few pages, I was deep in a complicated mystery, compelling characters, and learning than I ever knew about diamonds and diamond cutting I had no idea the subject was so fascinating Now, I ll admit that, for a while, I thought Deaver had made a misstep with his villain At times, the villain seemed silly than sinister But, really, I needn t have wor So, the other day, after a series of disappointing reads, I turned to Jeffery Deaver and Lincoln Rhyme for a sure thing.Sure enough, in a few pages, I was deep in a complicated mystery, compelling characters, and learning than I ever knew about diamonds and diamond cutting I had no idea the subject was so fascinating Now, I ll admit that, for a while, I thought Deaver had made a misstep with his villain At times, the villain seemed silly than sinister But, really, I needn t have worried Deaver had a little something up his sleeve.I think I would have liked if our primary characters the ones we love to read had been in personal jeopardy in the book We basically know our victims for a page or two before they meet our villain, so it s hard to feel anything deeply there.But this definitely was a good read ARC Provided via Net Galley flag 6 likesLike see review Jul 18, 2018 Brent Hollister rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves thriller It was interesting but not a page turner There were two endings, the first wrapped everything up, and then the second wrapped a few things up but made a point of leaving the ending open so you would be enticed to read the next installment Cheesy and dated tactic flag 5 likesLike see review Apr 21, 2018 Liz Barnsley rated it really liked it review of another edition A really excellent addition to the Lincoln Rhyme series Full review to follow at publication flag 4 likesLike see review May 14, 2018 Donna Derons rated it liked it review of another edition Dear Jeffrey DeaverI read your books like a junkie trying to quit Each time I finish one I think to myself no Deaver That s it for me Then the next one comes out and I tell myself that just one last fix won t hurt.So why do I do it to myself Your books are engaging I love Lincoln I rarely ever guess the full plot in its entirety BUTYour twists and turns are so intricate and convoluted I think you ve reached the point where it s all just a little bit silly The last few have left Dear Jeffrey DeaverI read your books like a junkie trying to quit Each time I finish one I think to myself no Deaver That s it for me Then the next one comes out and I tell myself that just one last fix won t hurt.So why do I do it to myself Your books are engaging I love Lincoln I rarely ever guess the full plot in its entirety BUTYour twists and turns are so intricate and convoluted I think you ve reached the point where it s all just a little bit silly The last few have left me thinking are you serious Honestly it gets to the point where it becomes far fetched Too far fetched to take seriously A twist in a twist is fine Great, even This one was a twist in a twist in a twist in a twist Pah I start to see through your books merely because every irrelevant detail or case is bound to end up tenuously linked to the main thread of the story before the book is done Jeffrey, you are a great writer But you need to stop overthinking it My advice red pen Cross out your fourth plot twist Go back to basics Thanks for the reads, though Maybe just one.Best,Donna flag 4 likesLike see review View 1 comment May 27, 2018 Beth rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves disappointing, what happened to the series Disappointed at best 3 I ve been SO stressed over the last couple of weeks and this book did not really take my mind off it I feel let down by Jeffrey Deaver I m going to be truly honest about it I love Lincoln Rhyme I do and I love all of the main characters but I m going to be honest, I m so disappointed The red herrings were crap Where was my whiteboard where I got to have a go at working stuff out Why were the victim s POV so boring How come the plot line had been recycled How com Disappointed at best 3 I ve been SO stressed over the last couple of weeks and this book did not really take my mind off it I feel let down by Jeffrey Deaver I m going to be truly honest about it I love Lincoln Rhyme I do and I love all of the main characters but I m going to be honest, I m so disappointed The red herrings were crap Where was my whiteboard where I got to have a go at working stuff out Why were the victim s POV so boring How come the plot line had been recycled How come HE is back I love you, Amelia and Lincoln but this book sucks flag 4 likesLike see review Jan 17, 2019 Deanna rated it it was ok review of another edition Pretty sure this is my first Deaver read I probably started in the wrong place, deep into this series The housebound protagonist was interesting, but not so much that our limited views of him he can t leave the house and we are carried around the story through others eyes outweigh the unremarkable characters who mostly populate the story I never did get interested in the crime villain world we spend a lot of time there or relationships with the protagonist it felt like I was missing the p Pretty sure this is my first Deaver read I probably started in the wrong place, deep into this series The housebound protagonist was interesting, but not so much that our limited views of him he can t leave the house and we are carried around the story through others eyes outweigh the unremarkable characters who mostly populate the story I never did get interested in the crime villain world we spend a lot of time there or relationships with the protagonist it felt like I was missing the point with relationships and understandably so since I started so late in the series I plodded through half heartedly, never caring who did what or what happened to whom Lincoln Rhyme is interesting enough that I may read something at the start of the series, or try one of Deaver s stand alones Usually when I can t wrench than 2 stars out of my fingers for a review it involves my finding the writing quality too low or far from my style to inspire further reading Not so here The book felt uninspired, and actiony but without enough intrigue or personality to ground it, but not amateurish or far out of my reading taste It may have just been one of those books in a series that don t measure up to the quality, energy, or originality of its fellows Add that to my having poorly chosen to skip over the bulk of the series, thus beginning without history or prior bonding to the world and characters, and I can t over fault the author for a disappointing read flag 3 likesLike see review View 2 comments Feb 25, 2018 Elaine Tomasso rated it really liked it review of another edition I would like to thank Netgalley and Hodder Stoughton for an advance copy of The Cutting Edge, the 14th novel to feature criminalist Lincoln Rhyme and detective Amelia Sachs of NYPD.Lincoln and Amelia are asked to investigate a particularly brutal killing where a top diamantaire diamond cutter has been tortured and killed along with his clients, a newly engaged couple, in the workshop to pick up their engagement ring Despite the theft of uncut diamonds it would appear that the couple are I would like to thank Netgalley and Hodder Stoughton for an advance copy of The Cutting Edge, the 14th novel to feature criminalist Lincoln Rhyme and detective Amelia Sachs of NYPD.Lincoln and Amelia are asked to investigate a particularly brutal killing where a top diamantaire diamond cutter has been tortured and killed along with his clients, a newly engaged couple, in the workshop to pick up their engagement ring Despite the theft of uncut diamonds it would appear that the couple are the target when there are attacks on newly engaged couples and The Promisor contacts the press with his philosophy but they are not the only ones as he is on a mission to kill any potential witnesses including Vimal Lahori who walks in on the attack and manages to escape.I thoroughly enjoyed The Cutting Edge It is quite slow to start, not in terms of action but investigatively as there are few clues and the motive is confusing but the ending and the twists involved are outstanding Mr Deaver had me fooled completely and I am in awe of his devious mind although I probably shouldn t be having read all the previous novels in the series Much of this, however, was dependent on my willingness to believe that such smart operators as Lincoln and Amelia could be stumped and take certain things at face value, which, to my shame, I did.I must admit that I found the first half of the book quite boring There are several events but Lincoln and Amelia make very little headway so it is all about Amelia walking the scene for little return and descriptions of the diamond cutter s craft, most of which went in and straight back out of my brain Interestingly they have a picture of the perpetrator and the reader gets his perspective but the novel doesn t really take off until the second half when Lincoln starts to put it together and the twists come thick and fast Lincoln and Amelia are now married but it s a very modern marriage as she has kept her apartment and doesn t seem to live with him Excellent idea in my opinion Lincoln also now has the use of his right arm so his quadriplegia is now just there rather than the massive issue it used to be Apart from that there is little change in the characters with them both still unwilling to share their deepest thoughts As the novel is a thriller the characters are not the main thrust so they are developed in line with the plot rather than any deep, meaningful portrayal Having said that there are a couple of great vignettes of people in a dreadful situation not going to tell you what it is which really bring home the impact of disaster and make it so much real.The Cutting Edge is a good read which I have no hesitation in recommending flag 3 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Mar 02, 2018 Jena Henry rated it it was amazing review of another edition Criminalist Lincoln Rhyme to Detective Amelia Sachs Didn t we say this whole plot was complicated Thirteen books in the Lincoln Rhyme and I am still thrilled and eager to crack open the latest in the series And Book 14 in the series, The Cutting Edge, is an Oh, wow Actually I give this book five Oh Wows on the Richter scale which does have relevance to the story At this point, Lincoln and Amelia need no introduction other than to say that if there s an impossible crime to be solved Criminalist Lincoln Rhyme to Detective Amelia Sachs Didn t we say this whole plot was complicated Thirteen books in the Lincoln Rhyme and I am still thrilled and eager to crack open the latest in the series And Book 14 in the series, The Cutting Edge, is an Oh, wow Actually I give this book five Oh Wows on the Richter scale which does have relevance to the story At this point, Lincoln and Amelia need no introduction other than to say that if there s an impossible crime to be solved, they are on it with their keen minds and intense investigative procedures I don t want to give away any spoilers, but I can tell you that you will learn about the brilliant side of diamonds such as the story of the Cullinan Diamond This stone was cut into the Great Star of Africa and the Lesser Star of Africa which are part of the British Crown Jewels.You will also read about the dark side of the diamond business murder, sabotage, threats I appreciated that each section of the book was named after a diamond creating process.Vimal is a young and passionate sculptor and apprentice diamond cutter He witnesses a crime and we are off Every page brings villains, such as The Promisor, and their horrific acts with Amelia roaring around in her Gran Torino and Lincoln with his intrepid mind also firing on all cylinders to solve the mystery in time.In addition to the usual well drawn main characters, this book is flavored with cameo character appearances that add vibrancy to the story There is Carmella Romero, who often said gravely, that she was a spy She added so much to my enjoyment This book seemed to focus less on the psychological aspects of Lincoln, Amelia and the evil doers than earlier books, which I liked because the plot was enough to keep me engaged until the amazing and unexpected ending Highly recommend.I would like to thank Netgalley and Hodder Stoughton for an advance copy of The Cutting Edge flag 3 likesLike see review May 01, 2018 David Worrell rated it liked it review of another edition Deaver went through a slump a few books back, in my opinion, and then bounced back This was another dip for me It ran through all the motions legerdemain, a new contact with an expert in an interesting field, a sympathetic schlub with his own subplot It just never rose above what we ve read the other twenty times Mediocre Deaver is still good and I ve been wanting to read a new Rhyme for a few months now, but I couldn t help but be a little disappointed The biggest complaint I had about th Deaver went through a slump a few books back, in my opinion, and then bounced back This was another dip for me It ran through all the motions legerdemain, a new contact with an expert in an interesting field, a sympathetic schlub with his own subplot It just never rose above what we ve read the other twenty times Mediocre Deaver is still good and I ve been wanting to read a new Rhyme for a few months now, but I couldn t help but be a little disappointed The biggest complaint I had about the book is that the ultimate plot seems so ludicrously complicated that it defies belief It wasn t Let me come up with this ingenious plot that will misdirect that greatest detectives in New York it was Let me do something really bizarre and complicated so that this writer s readers will be tricked into thinking it s a clever novel No When the strings show that bad, it s not clever, it s simply bad puppetry Still nice to visit with the characters again flag 3 likesLike see review View 1 comment Apr 25, 2018 Norah rated it it was amazing review of another edition I chose this book because it was recommended on as a book I should read I remembered watching the movie The Bone Collector that had the characters that are in this book I loved the movie so when I saw that it was a Lincoln Rhymes novel and since I had a background with the character I decided to read the book This is the 14th book in the series and if I enjoy it I will have a lot of books to read to catch up in the series The book 1 begins with a robbery that needs to be solved I chose this book because it was recommended on as a book I should read I remembered watching the movie The Bone Collector that had the characters that are in this book I loved the movie so when I saw that it was a Lincoln Rhymes novel and since I had a background with the character I decided to read the book This is the 14th book in the series and if I enjoy it I will have a lot of books to read to catch up in the series The book 1 begins with a robbery that needs to be solved because of the manner of death There is also a witness that needs to be found It was a very intriguing in the story that when Amelia Sachs visits the crime scene she is able to put herself inside the murders brain and was able to visualize the manner of death and the possible motive behind the murder The story leads the reader through a series of clues and back story from the killer s point of view The author gives us hints of the killer s character and motives but not enough to understand why he is doing what he does As the story line progresses we discover that the murderer has a secret agenda Will this allow Lincoln and Amelia to discover the motive behind the crimes The Promisor as the unsub is called in the book targets newly engaged couples in order to exact revenge But as the story again unfolds there is no real reason for the attacks and killings In the middle of all the chaos is a sub story about fracking in the middle of New York City, plus earthquakes and gas lines explosions that are killing people Confused yet because I was and just couldn t wait to get to the end so that all would be explained It is another sub plot in the middle of an excellent murder mystery Then there is another plot twist and turn in this murder mystery Let s just throw in arson and drug dealers to add to the confusion you are feeling when you read this novel The ending of the novel wraps up all the different story threads throughout the book and then finally brings to light an old enemy from Lincoln s and Amelia s past As with other series books there is always a cliffhanger So my new problem is go back to the beginning and read all of the books or wait for 15 to come out Decisions, Decisions, what to do flag 2 likesLike see review Mar 27, 2018 Diane rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves favorites The Cutting Edge Lincoln Rhyme 14 by author Jeffrey Deaver is another fast paced thriller featuring criminal consultants, Lincoln Rhymes and Amelia Sachs In this book, the recent murders of engaged couples or the soon to be brides may not be the underlying reason for the brutal killings and attempted murders The serial killer, unsub 47 has been given the name of The Promisor because he seems to be targeting certain diamantaires and couples who have recently ordered or purchased specific dia The Cutting Edge Lincoln Rhyme 14 by author Jeffrey Deaver is another fast paced thriller featuring criminal consultants, Lincoln Rhymes and Amelia Sachs In this book, the recent murders of engaged couples or the soon to be brides may not be the underlying reason for the brutal killings and attempted murders The serial killer, unsub 47 has been given the name of The Promisor because he seems to be targeting certain diamantaires and couples who have recently ordered or purchased specific diamonds for their engagement rings One young woman is made to swallow her 5 carat diamond ring to avoid being murdered So this proves the killer is not really interested in taking the diamonds What is his motive for the brutality Vimal Lahori is a very talented apprentice diamond cutter who happened to see the first murdered couple as he entered the 47th street jewelry shop of his mentor, Mr Jaten Patel He discovers Mr Patel is dead also, so Vimal flees the shop He knows the killer will be looking for him for maybe than one reason As I was reading the book I was worried Rhyme was making some uncharacteristic assumptions and mistakes Amelia Sachs experiences a horrifying incident which does not stop her investigation of this case I won t post spoilers, but there is to the mystery than the diamonds Also Lincoln accepts a challenging opportunity to look at the evidence of El Halcon on trial for the paralyzing injuries of Barry Sales.Thank you to NetGalley and the Publisher for the opportunity to read and review this book flag 2 likesLike see review May 27, 2018 Bill Lynas rated it it was amazing review of another edition Jeffery Deaver s supremely talented criminologist Lincoln Rhyme returns to track down yet another serial killer stalking the streets of New York.Deaver turns in an incredible well plotted thriller, but this time he develops a larger backstory for one of his characters Vimal Lahori is a young sculptor diamond cutter Deaver brings him, the Lahori family, fully to life I usually find family background stories slow down the pace of a thriller, but here Deaver creates truly bel Jeffery Deaver s supremely talented criminologist Lincoln Rhyme returns to track down yet another serial killer stalking the streets of New York.Deaver turns in an incredible well plotted thriller, but this time he develops a larger backstory for one of his characters Vimal Lahori is a young sculptor diamond cutter Deaver brings him, the Lahori family, fully to life I usually find family background stories slow down the pace of a thriller, but here Deaver creates truly believable people which enhances the story instead of detracting from it.In fact the author supplies many excellent minor characters fleshes them out well This is probably his strongest novel for characterisation so far Deaver improves on his previous 13 Rhyme novels in other ways too Lincoln Rhyme always has a huge amount of information about a suspect written on whiteboards every few chapters Deaver slavishly writes these details for readers to view I ve always found this repetitive unnecessary was pleased to see that this time the whiteboards are referred to, but not printed in the story at all.It s taken me fourteen Lincoln Rhyme thriller, but I finally worked out a major plot twist way before it happened I m now ridiculously pleased with myself Mind you, Deaver still has plenty of other surprises up his sleeve in what turns out to be one of the most satisfying novels of his that I ve read in a long time flag 5 likesLike see review May 17, 2018 Gloria Feit rated it really liked it review of another edition What starts off as a murder mystery turns into a multi faceted conspiracy in the latest Lincoln Rhyme novel It begins with the murder of a prominent diamond cutter in the heart of New York s jewelry district on 47th Street, although the murderer apparently left behind a small fortune in gems, so the motive remains obscure A young apprentice walks in during the murder and is shot at but is saved when the bullet hits a bag filled with rocks instead.Subsequent murders take place, ostensibly by a What starts off as a murder mystery turns into a multi faceted conspiracy in the latest Lincoln Rhyme novel It begins with the murder of a prominent diamond cutter in the heart of New York s jewelry district on 47th Street, although the murderer apparently left behind a small fortune in gems, so the motive remains obscure A young apprentice walks in during the murder and is shot at but is saved when the bullet hits a bag filled with rocks instead.Subsequent murders take place, ostensibly by a psycho who is out to save diamonds from being defaced as engagement rings and who trails young couples in the act of making purchases and killing them Meanwhile Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are analyzing the few clues available and seeking to locate the apprentice, who is hiding from view Then a series of explosions take place, believed to be earthquakes in the heart of Brooklyn.And as a sidelight, Rhyme agrees for the first time to assist a defendant, a murderous Mexican drug lord on trial in Federal court for illegal entry and murder, by reviewing the evidence in the hope of establishing an error This gives he author another chance to fool the reader with another twist.Of course, the whole plot is premised on Mr Deaver s ability to surprise readers by leading them down a path only to divert them finally by revealing something else in the end The series is long standing and always diverting, especially when forensics are analyzed and explained.Recommended flag 2 likesLike see review Jul 10, 2018 Bruce Hatton rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves us crime The latest thriller from the Grand Master of the multiple plot twist is the 14th to feature his most enduring protagonist, paraplegic criminalist Lincoln Rhyme and his long term partner and now, wife , the glamorous yet arthritic Amelia Sachs.The recent nuptials of the pair seem particularly relevant here as the crime they re initially called to investigate is, ostensibly, a mad Russian obsessed with diamonds murdering couples planning their own weddings.However, as always with Deaver novels, t The latest thriller from the Grand Master of the multiple plot twist is the 14th to feature his most enduring protagonist, paraplegic criminalist Lincoln Rhyme and his long term partner and now, wife , the glamorous yet arthritic Amelia Sachs.The recent nuptials of the pair seem particularly relevant here as the crime they re initially called to investigate is, ostensibly, a mad Russian obsessed with diamonds murdering couples planning their own weddings.However, as always with Deaver novels, the plots can go topsy tuvy and contain wheels within wheels primary crimes can turn out to be secondary distractions main villains revealed as little than accessories or patsys and details initially considered irrelevant can suddenly become crucial.The other main feature of Deaver novels is just how much research into technical details of one specific subject is undertaken before he begins writing In previous novels, we ve had insights into horology, kinesics, computing and Japanese cuisine In this one, I learnt about diamonds than I d ever care to know In fact, the different sections of the book are named after the stages whereby rough diamonds are turned into finished stones.If you ll forgive the pun, this is another gem of a book from Mr Deaver flag 2 likesLike see review Jun 29, 2018 Jo Hurst rated it really liked it review of another edition This was prob a 3.5 rounded up which is very unusual for Jeffery Deaver Lincoln Ryhme and Amelia Sachs are on the hunt for a murderer that has struck in the diamond district But it becomes clear very early on that something is just not quite right with the picture and for once I was able to pretty much suss out most of the major plot lines Which can mean only one thing Either Jeffery Deaver is slipping or I am getting really good Sadly much as I would like to take credit I don t think I can This was prob a 3.5 rounded up which is very unusual for Jeffery Deaver Lincoln Ryhme and Amelia Sachs are on the hunt for a murderer that has struck in the diamond district But it becomes clear very early on that something is just not quite right with the picture and for once I was able to pretty much suss out most of the major plot lines Which can mean only one thing Either Jeffery Deaver is slipping or I am getting really good Sadly much as I would like to take credit I don t think I can I love to suss out who did what when and how how and thus far Jeffery Deaver has always alluded me This was too easy but still enjoyable and Vimal s story had me in tears flag 2 likesLike see review View 1 comment Apr 09, 2018 Debbie rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves ebooks, net galley books Wow Lincoln Rhymes and Amelia Sachs are back In this new tale, they are set against a plot that has many cover ups included to not give away the real reason or what is really going on with all these crimes in this book.Seriously though, I have to ask first Does anyone not read the Lincoln Rhyme books and not see Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie in the characters while doing so Not that that is a bad thing It s just where my mind goes.The crimes are against people who are getting mar Wow Lincoln Rhymes and Amelia Sachs are back In this new tale, they are set against a plot that has many cover ups included to not give away the real reason or what is really going on with all these crimes in this book.Seriously though, I have to ask first Does anyone not read the Lincoln Rhyme books and not see Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie in the characters while doing so Not that that is a bad thing It s just where my mind goes.The crimes are against people who are getting married It has something to do with the mining of diamonds and the fact the perpetrator wants those diamonds whole, just like they were in the earth, not cut up and worn on miserable fat fingers of rich women Someone is killing engaged couples and brides to be.There is absolutely no way to figure out the end with all of this scenario The reason, exactly, that I love Jeffery Deaver s books You just never know where all these little hints are eventually going to take you Then when you do see the whole picture, I was like how in the heck does he do that.An excellent read that I just sped through I could not put it down Vimal was lose and being chased He had just happened upon the scene when the murderer was there killing his sometimes boss A young guy who is just wanting to make sculptures However, his father had another idea for him Hence, a familiar theme placed in the book to create empathy And it worked.The action is relentless and the criminals are as well With diamonds, there is a lot of money at stake and everyone wants their part or maybe that don t want some parts One would be a recently found diamond mine in the middle of New York City.This book kept me guessing for hours Thanks to Grand Central Publishing and Net Galley for providing me with a free e galley in exchange for an honest, unbiased review flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 06, 2019 Arielle Walker rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves crime thriller I think it may have finally reached the time where the Lincoln Rhyme books are disappointing than not It s all just starting to feel a wee bit stale.There s a vague implication that the next book may be the last I ll most likely read it but it ll take a lot to keep me going on from there flag 2 likesLike see review Apr 22, 2018 Donna Lewis rated it it was amazing review of another edition Lincoln Rhyme books are always a superb read The plot is intricate, complex and interesting Everything is complicated but necessary The new characters are robust, and the old characters are comfortable Such an enjoyable book flag 2 likesLike see review Oct 13, 2018 Paul Demetre rated it it was amazing review of another edition A thoroughly enjoyable mystery suspense, I truly enjoyed the characters who are well written, as well as the storyline which was full of twists and turns Every so often there was a new twist and each fit into the story with purpose Complex but not overdone.This may have been my first but it won t be my last Jeffery Deaver novel flag 3 likesLike see review Apr 13, 2018 Tom rated it it was amazing review of another edition I m a Deaver and Lincoln Ryhme fan, and this book was, in my opinion, one of his best Lot s of twists and turns as you would expect, and a great setup for what I think hope will be the subject of 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      • Jeffery Deaver

        1 international bestselling author of over thirty novels and three collections of short stories His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into 25 languages His first novel featuring Lincoln Rhyme, The Bone Collector, was made into a major motion picture starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie He s received or been shortlisted for a number of awards around the world.


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    1. Back in the saddle with Jeffery Deaver and his crime fighting duo Amelia Sachs and Lincoln Rhyme Although I ve read most of the books in this series I can t help but picture Rhyme as Denzel Washington and Sachs as Angelina Jolie because of The Bone Collector movie I saw year before picking up the book of the same title I know, I know Rhyme is nowhere near being a black dude but this is what happens when I see movies before reading the book The actors used in the movie are somehow imprinte [...]


    2. What do I think of this book It s complicated.Mostly, I m talking about the plot It s sort of like hiking in the woods and, just when you think you see the end of the trail, it veers off in another direction Bodies turn up on different street corners, motives and suspects change almost by the chapter and friends turn out to be enemies All this action keeps police consultant and quadriplegic Lincoln Rhymes and his partner on and off the job Amelia Sachs on their toes and me on the edge of What do [...]


    3. I can always count on Jefferey Deaver to deliver a well written crime novel where nothing is at it seems If you have read Deavers previous books, then you know what I mean That is why I suspected that not everything is what it seemed when everything seemed to go smoothly in the book. Newly married Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are tasked with finding not only a crazed killer that seemed to be targeting couples that are to be married but also a witness to the first crime A triple murder i [...]



    4. Excellent I love the character Lincoln Rhyme I adore the story plots of Jeffery Deaver Unputdownable Wonderful book.


    5. They diamonds are girls best friend this book proves that fact completely wrong.I thing diamonds are overrated they serve no purpose but to make a girl s finger look good give man a penis envy over others This Lincoln book is very complex brutal black comedy over twists it has sub plot with whirlwind plot ending that ticks like a clock.


    6. I ve read several of Jeffery Deaver s Lincoln Rhyme mysteries but it s been a while so I jumped at the chance to read an arc of his latest Many thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for providing me with this book for an honest review Lincoln Rhyme is a quadriplegic who works with the NYPD as a consultant to solve complicated cases using forensic science His wife, Amelia Sachs, is often his eyes and ears as she walks the grid of a crime scene collecting evidence.In this latest outing, I [...]


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