But he's running out of time. I am not a criminalist, and I am therefore not an expert judge on the accuracy of Jeffrey Deaver's science. The ransom note is the only communication from this criminal genius who alone can control the actions of the killer. Despite his easy style, he conveys an aura of a professional writer with scientific expertise. That is, crime scene investigation.
Very Good: A book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition. . A note delivered to the mayor's office connects the massacre to the Digger. But the Digger becomes a far more sinister threat when his accomplice is killed in a freak accident while en route to the money drop. For me, though, it is convincing enough and always interesting. Deaver's own style is contemporary and sharp.
No obvious damage to the cover, with the dust jacket if applicable included for hard covers. The mass-murderer sends a letter to the police, and Parker is called in to analyze it. Just when you think it's all over, you are yet once again surprised. A note is delivered to the mayor of Washington, D. Only a ransom of 20 million dollars delivered to his accomplice -- and mastermind -- will end the death and terror. A man gets onto the packed escalator of a metro station and fires a silenced machine gun through a paper bag. The Business of Romance: 3.
This action packed book keeps the reader guessing. I've read hundreds of novels and this one is one of the best. And Parker Kincaid, forensic document expert, is the only man who can stop the killer. This makes the story feel contrived. The mayor decides to pay up.
For such readers, I give this novel five stars. Back to the future; 5. It is a riveting read! A single parent with his own share of troubles, he is as interesting as is Lincoln Rhyme, another of Deaver's characters around whom several of his books have revolved. If the demands are not met, the killer will do the same at the next time slot. Like Rhyme, Kincaid is a master of deductive reasoning and is a thinking person's detective. Only a ransom of 20 million dollars delivered to his accompliceand mastermindwill end the death and terror.
Somehow, by midnight, they must find the Diggerbefore he finds them. Yet such is Deaver's writing that this does not impact unduly on the absolute enjoyment one will get from reading this book. A grisly machine gun attack in the Washington, D. Author Jeffrey Deaver does it again! This is the specialty of the hero, Parker Kincaid. Interestingly enough, Rhyme has a cameo appearance in this book which should give Deaver's fans an added kick while reading this book. It is quite easy to read, and just about anyone, teenagers or older, should get through the book in a couple of days, if not a couple of hours.
The devils teardrop is, in my opinion, one of the best books Deaver has put out thus far. There are enough twists and turns in this novel to assure that you'll not figure out the ending. The advantages of history; 4. His deductions are brilliant, and largely because of them, the story has a happy ending. For me, he has only one noticeable trouble, which explains my deduction of a star from my rating. The Digger has been instructed by an unknown criminal mastermind accomplice to kill hordes of people at clocked intervals on the eve of the millennium, unless a twenty million dollar demand for ransom is met.
Women, luxury and the sublime; 7. This is the novel's formulaic nature. With the ransom note as the single scrap of evidence. If the master mind dies, then the killings will continue. But then, at least 4 Deaver novels are in my top 10, giving a lot of credence to Deaver as an expert story spinner.
But then a man is killed in a hit and run accident - and his fingerprints match the ones on the note. This gives the reader the opportunity to learn much about document examination and also lets the reader understand the thoroughness of the research done to make the novel an outstanding read. You can listen to the full audiobook Devil's Teardrop: A Novel of the Last Night of the Century for free at audibay. A note delivered to the mayor's office connects the massacre to the Digger. What Deaver has done, which is one of my favorite things about him and his writing, is explain in detail what the main character Parker Kincaid is thinking and doing regarding forensic document examination. Very minimal wear and tear. He escapes without being spotted in the chaos that follows.
But the Digger becomes a far more sinister threat when his accomplice is killed in a freak accident while en route to the money drop. The Strange Luxury of Artificial Terror: 6. It ranks in my top 10 all time favorite novels. The best thing about this particular author of the detective genre is his forensic science. Somehow, by midnight, they must find the Digger -- before he finds them. The book is filled with numerous plot twists and turns, which should provide even the most jaded devotees of thrillers with a satisfying read. It almost borders on the absurd.