The Cold Moon

The Cold Moon

Book - 2006
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It's the night of the full Cold Moon - the month of December according to the lunar calendar. A young man is found dead in lower Manhattan, the first in a series of victims of a man calling himself the Watchmaker. This killer's obsession with time drives him to plan the murders with the precision of fine timepieces, and the victims die prolonged deaths while an eerie clock ticks away their last minutes on earth.

Lincoln Rhyme, Amelia Sachs and the rest of the crew are tapped to handle the case and stop the Watchmaker and his partner, Vincent Reynolds, a repulsive character with a special interest in the female victims of the killer.

Amelia is not only Lincoln's eyes and ears at crime scenes on the Watchmaker case, but she's now running her own homicide investigation-her first case as lead detective. The policewoman's unwavering efforts in pursuing the killers of a businessman, who left behind a wife and son, sets into motion clockwork gears of its own, with consequences reaching to people and events that will endanger not only many lives but Lincoln's and Amelia's future together.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton,� 2006
ISBN: 9780340833810
Branch Call Number: AF DEAV


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May 17, 2018

Another excellent effort from Deaver that pits a brilliant criminal against the beloved criminologist. There are several twists and turns and a devious ending that would be a spoiler to give away so I'll zip my lips. Well worth the read - it will keep you hopping like the Energizer bunny.

Apr 05, 2017

Three quarters (maybe halfway) through this book I was under the impression that I was reading to a glorified Law and Order episode.
Then came the ending(s). I tell you, this book must have at least 5 "false endings"! It just kept twisting again and again---entertaining, I admit, but also somewhat exhausting.

Mar 11, 2016

This is a particularly twisty addition to the Lincoln Rhymes series. I really admire how Jeffery Deaver can weave these intricate story lines into one coherent (and fun to read!) novel. Looking forward to picking up the next one in the series.

Feb 06, 2014

after the bone collector, this is now another favorite of mine. definite recommend.

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