The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver (‘Lincoln Rhyme’ series Book #1)


Format: Mass Market Paperbound - Published: March 1998 - 352 Pages - ISBN: 0451188454


The Bone Collector

by Jeffery Deaver

‘Lincoln Rhyme’ series Book #1

Lincoln Rhyme, ex-head of NYPD forensics, was the nation’s foremost criminalist, the man who could work a crime scene and come away with a perfect profile of a killer, frozen in time. Now, Lincoln is frozen in place – permanently. An accident on the job left him a quadriplegic who can move just one finger, a great mind strapped to his bed, mulish and sarcastic, hiding from a life he no longer wants to live.

Until he sees the crime-scene report about a corpse found buried on a deserted West Side railroad track, its bloody hand rising from the dirt. It belonged to a man who got into a cab at the airport and never got out. Reluctantly, Lincoln Rhyme abandons retirement to track down a killer whose ingenious clues hold the secret to saving his victims – if Rhyme can decipher them in time. The search leads him to the Bone Collector, whose obsession with old New York colors every scrap of evidence he leaves for Rhyme and his new partner, Amelia Sachs, whom he drafts as his arms and legs. But she’s never worked a crime scene in her life – and he can only whisper in her ear as she does the exacting work he loved more than anything else.

Review: Everyone was right… the book is waaaaay better than the movie. I adored the characters very much. All of them down-to-earth in their own sort of way, including Lincoln. I don’t know how Deaver did it, but you really feel what it’s like to be his character; all trials and tribulations. I do have to admit that, after watching the movie, I believe that Denzel and Angelina played their characters very well.

The novel isn’t just fast=paced, it’s lightening speed! Hell, you get as much sleep as the characters do in a 24-hour period, LMAO! So many twists, turns, suspense and action, you can’t help reading it until waaay after the midnight hour. What I loved about this book is the details! Whether it’s crime scene, evidence or the cop lingo (terminology of forensics)… everything is well put together, and you don’t miss a beat. Snap, snap, snap, one thing right after another. This is one of the best novels I’ve ever read. can’t wait to read more of Deaver’s work!



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