- Author Jeffery Deaver
The next instalment in Lincoln Rhyme’s saga, and you can sort of feel the formulaic nature of this one from the very beginning. The same selection of characters are in place, doing roughly the same things, chasing after the same sort of criminals - usually crimes within crimes - and with the same sort of twists and turns.
Having said that, and as always with these books, there’s just enough to keep it interesting. Ron trying his hand at going undercover, the saga that Lon goes through, Sachs and Pam (although in all honesty, I don’t buy into their relationship as much as the author wishes I did), and Lincoln’s ongoing obsession with his nemesis.
It was entertaining enough, and whilst not pushing the boat out in any way, as a comfort read, it’s pretty good.