The Empty Chair Author:Jeffery Deaver A quadriplegic since a beam crushed his spinal cord years ago. Rhyme is deperate to improve his condion and goes to the University of North Carolina Medical Center for high-risk experimental surgery. In a twenty-four hour period, the sleepy southern outpost of Tanner's Corner has seen a local teen murdered and two young women abducted. Ryhme ... more »and Sachs are the best chance to find the girls alive.
The prime suspect is a teenaged truant known as the Insect Boy, so nicknamed for his disturbing obession with bugs. Rhyme agrees to find the boy while awaiting his operation. Rhyme's unsurpasssed analytical skills and stellar foresnsic experience, combined with Sachs' exceptional detective legwork, soon snare the prep. But Sachs disagrees with Rhyme's crime analysis and so ensues a battle of wits and forensics between Rhyme and Sachs, his best friend and sole mate.« less