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The Kill Room by Jeffery Deaver

The Kill RoomThe Kill Room. Finished audio 5-28-14, rating 4.25/5, thriller, pub. 2013

Lincoln Rhyme series #10 (1 The Bone Collector) (2 The Coffin Dancer) (3 The Empty Chair) (4 The Stone Monkey) (5 The Vanished Man) (6 The Twelfth Card) (7 The Cold Moon) (8 The Broken Window) (9 The Burning Wire)

Unabridged audio 13.5 hours. Read by Jay Snyder, January LaVoy, Edoardo Ballerini

It was a “million-dollar bullet,” a sniper shot delivered from over a mile away. Its victim was no ordinary mark: he was a United States citizen, targeted by the United States government, and assassinated in the Bahamas.
The nation’s most renowned investigator and forensics expert, Lincoln Rhyme, is drafted to investigate. While his partner, Amelia Sachs, traces the victim’s steps in Manhattan, Rhyme leaves the city to pursue the sniper himself. As details of the case start to emerge, the pair discovers that not all is what it seems.
When a deadly, knife-wielding assassin begins systematically eliminating all evidence–including the witnesses–Lincoln’s investigation turns into a chilling battle of wits against a cold-blooded killer.

(from Goodreads)

Quadriplegic forensic specialist Lincoln Rhyme is back with his girlfriend Amelia Sachs along with a few of our favorite friends and this case couldn’t be more timely.  A targeted killing of a US citizen by the US government.  Ring a bell?  Only the victim was a vocal dissident, not a terrorist.  Who would dare (aside from the 24 hour news channels if it suited their targeted audience) stand up to this injustice?  Enter ADA Jance who is ready for battle.  I liked the moral quandary that was explored , even if the guys in charge were the bad guys with very little nuance.

It was great to see Lincoln outside the country, at a tourist location no less!  It gave him a new locale where he might come to harm, difficult for a quadriplegic.  He befriended a local policeman in the Bahamas and I hope  we’ll see more of him in the future.  And I love that Amelia was able to bond with another woman, for too long she’s been lacking a good girlfriend and I see potential in Jance.

I know that no one wants to jump into a series on book 10, BUT I want to say as loud as I can without shouting in all caps, that this is one of the most consistently good series that I have read.  I haven’t rated any of these less than a 4 on Goodreads.  So, start with The Bone Collector (or watch the movie if you want to take a shortcut to the series) and enjoy 🙂

A note about the audio production: I loved the three readers. Having a real voice for Rhyme and Sachs made the audio so much more enjoyable than if it had just been a single narration. Well done.

I checked this out of the library. 

June 10, 2014 - Posted by | 4 1/2 Star Books


  1. I’ve given up on trying to read series in order but will take your advice and add The Bone Collector to my wish list.

    Comment by BermudaOnion | June 10, 2014 | Reply

  2. This does sound good! And at some point I will try something by Jeffery Deaver. 🙂

    Comment by Literary Feline | June 10, 2014 | Reply

    • I think The Bone Collector is the Place to start. Or he did write the latest James Bond book (last year maybe?).

      Comment by stacybuckeye | June 15, 2014 | Reply

  3. I did enjoy the Bone Collector back in the day!

    Comment by Heather | June 10, 2014 | Reply

  4. Love the sound of this one Stacy –glad the audio was good.

    Comment by diane | June 11, 2014 | Reply

  5. I’m glad you enjoyed this series. I’m not sure if I would complete all ten+!

    Comment by Pat @ Posting For Now | June 12, 2014 | Reply

    • I read the first 5 or so pretty much back to back!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | June 15, 2014 | Reply

  6. The movie version of The Bone Collector (which was excellent, by the way) is my only experience with this series. Since the book is ALWAYS better than the movie, I really should try out this series. I’ll just add it to the TBR stack. 🙂

    Comment by Tami | June 12, 2014 | Reply

    • Oh, if you liked the movie I think you’ll like the series. I saw the movie after I had read the first few books and after that Denzel is who I picture in my mind as Lincoln. So, I’m always surpirsed when it mentions in the book that he has a pale face or stringy hair. I think I’ll keep Denzel in mind, thank you very much 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | June 15, 2014 | Reply

  7. Long time I read a Deaver novel!

    Comment by Gautami Tripathy | June 15, 2014 | Reply

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