The Twelfth Card by Jeffery Deaver
Published September 11, 2017
- Author Jeffery Deaver
I’m working my way through the Lincoln Rhyme thrillers, some of which I’ve read before and some of which are new. This one I came to fresh and what I’m astounded by is how each presents a new set of challenges for the crime scene crew in Lincoln’s townhouse. Part of the draw to come back to the series is to find out what’s happening in Lincoln’s personal life - both romantic and health-wise - but I’m impressed that the crimes are never formulaic.
Some of Rhyme’s criminalist processes are repeated: how best to walk the grid, the principals of evidence transfer, and so on. But each book has a unique and horrific crime to deal with. I enjoyed this one for delving into the history books, for dealing with a cold case, and for having fewer twists and turns and more layers upon layers instead.
I also really liked the Geneva character, flawed of course, but truly heroic and determined despite a difficult start in life. Great stuff.