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Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Stone Monkey by Jeffery Deaver

From the cover:
Forensics expert Lincoln Rhyme and his intrepid protegee, Amelia Sachs, are racing the clock. They have only forty-eight hours to penetrate New York City's Chinatown and capture a vicious Chinese killer - the Ghost - before he murders two innocent families.


Jeffery Deaver's knowledge of the workings of a forensic team always amazes me. I met Mr. Deaver at an  author's interview a few years ago and his attention to detail is no accident. He takes his work seriously and sometimes works on an outline of over 150 pages before writing a novel. Although the story was interesting in that it showed the workings of Illegal Chinese immigration, with so many Chinese characters I sometimes found it confusing to figure out who was who.

2 comments:

Joanne said...

Seeing Jeffrey Deaver in person offered such a contrast to his writing persona. There was that mild mannered man, with a mischievous smile, discussing murder and mayhem. I have to take breaks between his books - they can be too creepy.

Whitney said...

It sounds like a very interesting premise, to bad it was a little confusing. Also, that is so cool that you got to meet the author, it puts a whole new outlook on how you read their work.