A fast-paced serial killer mystery that keeps you guessing until the end!!!
An exciting read as Parker Kincaid and Margaret Lukas race the clock to find The Digger before he kills again.
Great fun....Fast read
Very good book although it says it's a 'Lincoln Rhyme Novel', he's only mentioned on one page so I don't consider it one of his but it's still very good.
As usual for Deaver, he takes you on a breath-taking ride from the very beginning of the book when the killing first starts, right through the end, where there is a big surprise! He even brought back for a brief (telephone) appearance, our old friend, criminologist Lincoln Rhyme. This one keeps you on edge throughout the whole book. Good one!
I love Deaver I still haven't figured out who dunnit in any of his stories...heck I have given up and just enjoy the ride.
Plan on spending your time reading this one from front to back without stopping. Jeffery Deaver is an excellent storyteller.
4 cassettes, approx. 4.5 hours.
Thriller readers can always count on getting extra value from Jeffery Deaver--strong plots, fascinating research, believable characters, and plenty of surprise endings. Like in The Terminator, the bad guys in The Devil's Teardrop just won't quit, and they create enough havoc in the last 50 pages to fill a whole new book.
Although Deaver's brilliant, wheelchair-bound forensic expert Lincoln Rhyme makes a guest appearance, the muscular scientist in charge here is Parker Kincaid--an expert in document analysis who'd much rather be checking the authenticity of letters from Thomas Jefferson than figuring out when a crazed shooter known as the Digger will strike again. But it's New Year's Eve, 1999, and the Digger has begun a reign of terror--promising to shoot into crowds in Washington, D.C., every four hours until he's paid $20 million. As Kincaid searches an odd ransom note for clues (and tries to maintain a low profile so that his vindictive ex-wife won't get custody of his young kids), we get to know the Digger better. He is a frighteningly invisible character with serious brain damage, who methodically obeys a set of instructions from an unknown handler. We also learn many amazing facts about paper, ink, and handwriting analysis, and watch as a relationship slowly and reluctantly develops between Kincaid and the FBI agent in charge. All this as the devious Deaver leads us down several garden paths overflowing with dead bodies.
Author Jeffrey Deaver does it again! This is an immensely entertaining, page turning read for all thriller enthusiasts. The story line centers around an unknown killer unleashed upon Washington, D.C.. Known as the "Digger", this maniacal killer proceeds into D.C.'s Metro Station at 9:00 AM on New Year's Eve 1999 and begins a shooting spree that leaves many dead. The Digger has been instructed by an unknown criminal mastermind accomplice to kill hordes of people at clocked intervals on the eve of the millennium, unless a twenty million dollar demand for ransom is met. The ransom note is the only communication from this criminal genius who alone can control the actions of the killer. D.C.'s mayor agrees to pay the staggering ransom, but on the way to the drop, the accomplice appears to have been killed in a freak traffic accident. Who can now stop the "Digger" from his appointed rounds?
Enter Parker Kincaid, document examiner extraordinaire and former FBI agent. Kincaid has been called back as a consultant to assist the FBI who need to stop the killer before he kills again. Kincaid is a wonderful, fully fleshed character. A single parent with his own share of troubles, he is as interesting as is Lincoln Rhyme, another of Deaver's characters around whom several of his books have revolved. Interestingly enough, Rhyme has a cameo appearance in this book which should give Deaver's fans an added kick while reading this book. Like Rhyme, Kincaid is a master of deductive reasoning and is a thinking person's detective. It is interesting how his analysis of the ransom note provides clues for the FBI to follow up in their quest to stop the killer before it is too late.
The book is filled with numerous plot twists and turns, which should provide even the most jaded devotees of thrillers with a satisfying read. This action packed book keeps the reader guessing. Just when you think it's all over, you are yet once again surprised. The only criticism is that the end of the book strains the imagination. It almost borders on the absurd. Yet such is Deaver's writing that this does not impact unduly on the absolute enjoyment one will get from reading this book. It is a riveting read!
Nice twists and turns in the plot.
I really like Deaver and this one is no exception. He even throws in my favorite Deaver character Lincoln Rhyme.
I acn't remember when I read a book with so many twists! It truly keeps you guessing - nothing is as it seems, even at the end!
An emothionless robot like madman "the Digger" is demanding millions from the Mayor of Washington DC, the money drop goes badly. Agent Margaret Lukas and Parker Kincaid must find the killer before midnight to avoid a massacre.
New Years Eve, 1999, An early moring machine attack by the Digger, an emotionless, robot like madman, leaves doxens dead in the Washington DC subway system. In a message to the mayor's office, acriminal mastermind demads twenty million dollars by midnight or the capital will again be at the mercy of his accomplice. But en route to the money drop the extortionist is killed a freak accident. The Digger without orders to desist, pripares for his midnight massacre. With the ransom note as the only evidence the FBI must track down the Digger!
Great fiction about a serial killer named "the Digger".
Another excellent story from a master writer.
A madman guns down dozens of people in the Washington DC subway on the orders of an extortionist who has demanded twenty million dollars. Without the money, the madman will strike again. However, the extortionist is killed in an accident and the madman, known as The Digger, doesn't know. Therefore, he proceeds with the plans.
Really good, fast-paced novel. I liked this one even better than Deaver's Lincoln Rhyme novels. Parker Kincaid, a document examiner, is a great character, and the identity of the Digger will keep you guessing until the end.
action packed thriller, very Deaverish.
Thrills and intrigue as dozens are killed in a Washington subway and the killer is asking for money or many more will die. Very good book
New Year's Eve 1999, An early morning machine-gun attack by an emotionless, robot-like madman, called The Digger, leaves dozens dead in the Washington, DC subway system. A deadline of midnight is sent for a money drop or the capital will again be at the mercy of this madman. This is a fri8ghtnening book! One of Deaver's best!
New Year's Eve,1999. An early morning machine-gun attack by the Digger,an emotionless, robot-like madman,leaves dozens dead in the Washington,DC subway system. In a message to the mayor's office, a criminal mastermind demands twenty million dollars by midnight or the capital will again be at the mercy of his accomplice. But en route to the money drop, the devious extortionist is killed in a freak accident. The Digger, without order to desist, prepares for his midnight massacre...
as always a great read by Deaver!
Jeffery Deaver's books ahve been called a thrill ride between covers. This one is no exception.
REALLY good - classic Deaver twists and turns, AND a cameo appearance by Rhyme! Couldn't put it down!
Typical Deaver. A twisted, fun read with lots of interesting forensic-style "science" based on handwriting characteristics. I thoroughly enjoyed it and have read it several times.
Fantastic read! Couldn't put it down...full of twists. Excellent.
A very good psychological thriller. I enjoyed this one more than The Bone Collector, which is the only other Deaver book I have read.
New Years Eve 1999 an early morning machine gun attack by the Digger an emotionless robot like madman leaves dozens dead in the washington d c subway system in a message to the mayors office a criminal mastermind demands twenty million dollars by midnight or the capital will again be at the mercy of his accomplice But in route to the money drop the devious extortionist is killed in a freak accident The Digger without orders to desist prepares for his midnight massacre.
Great book, I had never read any of Deaver's books with Parker Kincaid as a primary character. As usual, lots of twists and turns in his novels!
The ending of this well-paced but truly deceptive thriller caught me off guard....Full of good characters and dialogue