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Author: Jay Patterson,Jeffery Deaver
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Title: The Devil's Teardrop: A Novel of the Last Night of the Century (A Lincoln Rhyme Novel)
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Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio (August 1, 1999)

The Devil's Teardrop: A Novel of the Last Night of the Century (A Lincoln Rhyme Novel) by Jay Patterson,Jeffery Deaver



3333333333333335 3 5 Author: Jeffery Deaver Narrator: Jay Patterson. New Year's Eve, 1999. A grisly machine gun attack in the Washington, . subway system leaves dozens dead and the city crippled with fear. A note delivered to the mayor's office connects the massacre to the Digger. Only a ransom of 20 million dollars delivered to his accomplice - and mastermind - will end the death and terror. With intricate forensic detail. masterful plot twists, and the harrowing breakneck pace that is signature Deaver, The Devil's Teardrop is destined to continue Jeffery Deaver's bestselling track record and thrill his legions of fans worldwide.

In a race against time, and what they eventually find to be wits, they continue to come close but have it all blow up at the last minute. As the case draws to a close and Parker is safely at home, something begins to nag at him. Like a puzzle, he feels like he is missing one of the pieces, and suddenly chaos reigns again; this time it hits a little too close to home

In "The Devil's Teardrop," however, Lincoln Rhyme makes only a brief appearance, and the focus is on one aspect of the crime-documentary evidence, such as notes and letters. This is the specialty of the hero, Parker Kincaid. The mass-murderer sends a letter to the police, and Parker is called in to analyze it. He analyzes everything about the letter: sentence structure, grammar, style of handwriting, composition of ink, composition of paper, and other things. His deductions are brilliant, and largely because of them, the story has a happy ending . If the demands are not met, the killer will do the same at the next time slot. If the master mind dies, then the killings will continue.

The Vanished Man: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel. The New York Times bestselling author of The Skin Collector delivers a brilliant thriller that pits forensic criminologist Lincoln Rhyme and his partner, Amelia Sachs, against an unstoppable killer with one final, horrific trick up his sleeve. The Los Angeles Times calls his novels "thrill rides between covers. The Devil's Teardrop: A Novel Of The Last Night Of The Century. The Twelfth Card: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel. The Bodies Left Behind: A Novel. The Empty Chair: A Novel. The Broken Window: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel. The Coffin Dancer: A Novel. XO: A Kathryn Dance Novel.

In "The Devil's Teardrop," however, Lincoln Rhyme makes only a brief appearance, and the focus is on one aspect of the crime-documentary evidence, such as notes and letters. Deaver's own style is contemporary and sharp. 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. Despite his easy style, he conveys an aura of a professional writer with scientific expertise.

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In "The Devil's Teardrop," Jeffery Deaver delivers the same intricate forensic detail, masterful plot twists and harrowing breakneck pace that made "A Maiden's Grave, The Bone Collector" and "The Coffin Dancer" national bestsellers. The Devil's Teardrop" is destined to continue Jeffery Deaver's bestselling track record and thrill his legions of fans worldwide. I absolutely love the story idea behind this book, but I just couldn't get through it. Why? The writing style.

View More by This Author. After an early morning machine-gun attack by a madman called the Digger leaves dozens dead in the Washington, .

Автор: Deaver Jeffery, Книга: The Devil& Teardrop, Жанр: триллер, Издание: 1999 . To a civil servant in county government, who, according to the Washington Post, just missed getting indicted for accepting bribes last year. Richard was just a bug-picking bird on the rump of Inside-the-Beltway politics. He was also the man Joan'd been sleeping with for the last year of her marriage to Parker. Concerned the children would hear, he whispered, "You've been a stranger to Robby and Stephie practically from the day they were born. He slapped the papers and rage took him completely.

In the final hours of December 31, 1999, the Washington, D.C., police are called in to investigate a horrifying mass murder and must try to prevent further killings, and their only clue is a ticking clock. Simultaneous.
Reviews: 7
Ese
This is a formulaic mass-market novel, focusing on detectives investigating a spree of mass murders.

The best thing about this particular author of the detective genre is his forensic science. That is, crime scene investigation. I am not a criminalist, and I am therefore not an expert judge on the accuracy of Jeffrey Deaver's science. For me, though, it is convincing enough and always interesting.

Deaver's most frequent hero is Lincoln Rhyme, portrayed by Denzel Washington in the movie "Bone Collector." In Rhyme's stories everything in a crime scene comes into play. In "The Devil's Teardrop," however, Lincoln Rhyme makes only a brief appearance, and the focus is on one aspect of the crime--documentary evidence, such as notes and letters. This is the specialty of the hero, Parker Kincaid.

The mass-murderer sends a letter to the police, and Parker is called in to analyze it. He analyzes everything about the letter: sentence structure, grammar, style of handwriting, composition of ink, composition of paper, and other things. His deductions are brilliant, and largely because of them, the story has a happy ending.

Deaver's own style is contemporary and sharp. 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. Despite his easy style, he conveys an aura of a professional writer with scientific expertise.

For me, he has only one noticeable trouble, which explains my deduction of a star from my rating. This is the novel's formulaic nature. Reading it is like eating cookies made by the same cookie cutter. The batter is different--each of Deaver's novels contains new ingredients--but the same cookie-cutter shape, the same formulaic structure, is noticeable. This makes the story feel contrived.

But this trouble with formula need not concern you if you have never read one of Deaver's books, or one by an author who uses a similar formula. For example, Patricia Cornwell. Or if it has been a long time, say three years or more, since you last read one, the formula will not be fresh in your mind, and you will not notice it. For such readers, I give this novel five stars.
Deeroman
The devils teardrop is, in my opinion, one of the best books Deaver has put out thus far. My favorite thing about Deaver and all of his writings is that he puts a tremendous amount of research into the topic he's writing about; in this case, Forensic Document Examination.

The premise of the novel is unique... a hit man has been hired to kill as many people as possible at given, pre-determined time frames for the sum of $20 million dollars. If the demands are not met, the killer will do the same at the next time slot. If the master mind dies, then the killings will continue.

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. 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.

This novel has all of the twists and turns you'd expect from Deaver. There is a brief visit from Lincoln Rhyme, but the entire book is about a different character entirely, and that's Parker Kincaid. There are enough twists and turns in this novel to assure that you'll not figure out the ending. You'll never be bored, or think "I wish he'd hurry up already", something that I do sometimes when I'm not wholly into the story.

I enjoyed the plot line immensely and found that this is one of my most favorite books for both plot, drama and entertainment. It ranks in my top 10 all time favorite novels. I've read hundreds of novels and this one is one of the best. But then, at least 4 Deaver novels are in my top 10, giving a lot of credence to Deaver as an expert story spinner.
Dorintrius
Author Jeffrey Deaver does it again! This is an immensely entertaining, page turning read for all thriller enthusiasts. The story line centers around an unknown killer unleashed upon Washington, D.C.. Known as the "Digger", this maniacal killer proceeds into D.C.'s Metro Station at 9:00 AM on New Year's Eve 1999 and begins a shooting spree that leaves many dead. 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. The ransom note is the only communication from this criminal genius who alone can control the actions of the killer. D.C.'s mayor agrees to pay the staggering ransom, but on the way to the drop, the accomplice appears to have been killed in a freak traffic accident. Who can now stop the "Digger" from his appointed rounds?

Enter Parker Kincaid, document examiner extraordinaire and former FBI agent. Kincaid has been called back as a consultant to assist the FBI who need to stop the killer before he kills again. Kincaid is a wonderful, fully fleshed character. 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. Interestingly enough, Rhyme has a cameo appearance in this book which should give Deaver's fans an added kick while reading this book. Like Rhyme, Kincaid is a master of deductive reasoning and is a thinking person's detective. It is interesting how his analysis of the ransom note provides clues for the FBI to follow up in their quest to stop the killer before it is too late.

The book is filled with numerous plot twists and turns, which should provide even the most jaded devotees of thrillers with a satisfying read. This action packed book keeps the reader guessing. Just when you think it's all over, you are yet once again surprised. The only criticism is that the end of the book strains the imagination. It almost borders on the absurd. Yet such is Deaver's writing that this does not impact unduly on the absolute enjoyment one will get from reading this book. It is a riveting read!