Book Reviews of The Stone Monkey (Lincoln Rhyme, Bk 4)

The Stone Monkey (Lincoln Rhyme, Bk 4)
The Stone Monkey - Lincoln Rhyme, Bk 4
Author: Jeffery Deaver
ISBN-13: 9780743221993
ISBN-10: 0743221990
Publication Date: 3/12/2002
Pages: 432
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 87 ratings
Publisher: Simon Schuster
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 4
Great read! Very entertaining and exciting.
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Helpful Score: 3
Lincoln Rhyme must capture "the Ghost"...a killer in Chinatown..very ruthless. Rhyme's and his protege must find the next victims before the Ghost can silence them, but he seems to be one or two steps ahead of them at every turn. Very "fun" read.
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Helpful Score: 3
I've loved all three Lincoln Rhyme books so far, but this 4th installment is by far the best. It's edge of your seat, true, but it is also filled with really real characters that are fully developed (you even know the bad guy's past and it's actually painful to read) and there is a bit more emotion. There are points that are truly heartbreaking, and also there is more humor in Stone Monkey.

Highly recommend not only for Deaver fans, but for all mystery/thriller fans.
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Helpful Score: 3
Another excellent Lincoln Rhyme novel. Learned a lot about chinese culture.
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Helpful Score: 3
Love, love, Lincoln Rhyme...it's a quick read and a good one!
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Helpful Score: 1
This is the fourth "Rhyme" book I have read, and I am solidly hooked! Even though I am expecting a twist, he always manages to throw one in I don't see coming. Awesome! Great insight also into Chinese culture.
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Helpful Score: 1
Lincoln Rhyme, paralyzed crime scene analyst Extraordinary, is up to his neck in murders.
There is a Snakehead(a human trafficker that smuggles aliens into the country from China) that is not content just to earn the huge dollars from smuggling his customers into the U.S.
Once he collects his fees he then is compelled to murder them all including the crews of the ships he is on.
But no one knows what he looks like or his real name so Law Enforcement round the world has nicknamed the murderer "The Ghost".
It seems this Snakehead is always a step ahead of Lincoln .
The excitement is non stop, the tension mounts. And I found the background information on the Chinese people and their culture here in the U.S. fascinating.
This was a terrific read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another excellent crime novel by Deaver. These Lincoln Rhyme books could be used as police procedurals in some of his cases and this one , with so little to go on, would be an excellent teaching book. Great book!
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Really good Lincoln Rhyme book, a can't put down read!
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This was an excellent book. (#4 in the Lincoln Rhyme Series) This was about The Ghost (snakehead). He was smuggling Chinese immigrants to the US. The Coastguard was coming to board the boat so he blew it up. 2 Families survived. The Ghost went on the mission to find them. Lincoln and Amelia were trying to get there first. This book had a lot of interesting information on the Chinese, Chinatown in NY etc. I enjoyed reading about the friendship that developed between Lincoln and Sonny Li. Lincoln is finally loosening up. This was very well written. I even liked the end!
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Very good book. Lots of twists and turns. I enjoyed the Chinese influence too.
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Lincoln Rhyme series is great!
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A Lincoln Rhyme Novel. LIncoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs have been recruited by the FBI to capture "The Ghost", a homicidal immigrant smuggler. They cornor him aboard a cargo ship, where the bust goes disasterously wrong and the Ghost escapes. Now it becomes a race between Rhyme and Sachs and the Ghost to see if they can reach the witnesses--two families who jumped ship and vanished into Chinatown, before the Ghost silences them.
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Another great Lincoln Rhyme book with enough twists and turns to make it interesting.
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NY Times Bestseller Jeffery Deaver with another great mystery.
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Classic Jeffery Deaver. Fourth in the series featuring Lincoln Rhyme/Amelia Sachs. You can always count on suspense from Deaver. Fascinating forensics.
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Forensics expert Lincoln Rhyme, along with his protégée Amelia Sachs, has been recruited by the FBI to capture "the Ghost" - a homicidal immigrant smuggler. But when they corner him board a cargo ship headed for New York, the bust goes disastrouly wrong and the Ghost escapes.
Now, he must eliminate the only witnesses to his crimes - two families who jumped ship and vanished in the Chinatown underground. Against a brilliant and ruthless adversary, Lincoln and Amelia race to find the families before the Ghost can silence them forever...
Packed with shocking plot twists, breakneck pacing, and heartbreakingly real characters, The Stone Monkey reminds us once again why People hailed Jeffrey Deaver as "the master of the ticking-bomb suspense."
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Good read.
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Simply put, Jeffery Deaver is one of the best suspense novelist writing today. No other author can match his plot twists or attention to intricate detail. Best of all, he seems to be improving with each novel he writes, particularly with his Lincoln Rhyme series of books. The Stone Monkey is no exception.
The Stone Monkey is the fourth book in the Lincoln Rhyme - Amelia Sachs series (the others are, in order, The Bone Collector, The Coffin Dancer, and the Empty Chair). Rhyme is a quadriplegic and a famous forensic scientist. His partner, Sachs, is a redhead who acts as Rhyme's legs, 'walking the grid' at crime scenes. Together, they make a formidable crime fighting team.

The Stone Monkey picks up with the Coast Guard closing in on a ship filled with illegal immigrants trying to enter the US. Rhyme has found the ship and the police are trying to apprehend the notorious human smuggler known as the ghost. After blowing up the ship and killing most of the passengers, the Ghost escapes. Rhyme must find him before he kills the two familes that survived.

From this point, the plot rides like a roller coaster. The trademark Deaver twist are present and nothing is as it seems. The characters are well developed and interesting. Sonny Li makes a great addition to the team and provides some comedic relief. As readers have come to expect from Deaver, the ending is great as well.

Highly recommended to fans of Jeffery Deaver, James Patterson, John Sandford, and anyone else looking for a suspenseful thriller.
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I'm a seasoned suspense/mystery reader, and some of the twists in this book even caught me by surprise. This is a fast-moving page turner with excellent character development. The writing style brings you right into the setting and action. I look forward to reading more in this series.
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Great read. Great plot with a twist at the end
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Great story, with a lot of interesting details about Chinese culture.
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Deaver's really keeps you on the edge of your seat with this one. The Stone Monkey takes on the social and political problem of smuggling people into the US. The story moves quick and is easy to follow.
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Another great Lincoln Rhyme/Amelia Sachs book!
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Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs' combination of deductive and intuitive investigative skills bring justice to a murderous immigrant smuggler.
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4th in the Lincoln Rhyme's series. Another great book from Jeffery Deaver.
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A very good thriller.
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Forensics expert Lincoln Rhyme and his protégée Amelia Sachs have been recruited by the FBI to capture "the Ghost" a homicidal immigrant smuggler. But when they corner him aboard a cargo ship, the bust goes disastrously wrong and the Ghost escapes. Now, he must eliminate the only witnesses two families who jumped ship and vanished into Chinatown. Against a ruthless adversary, Lincoln and Amelia race to find the families before the Ghost can silence them...
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This is the first book I've read by Jeffery Deaver. I will definitely read more by this author. Good book...
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Another great Lincoln Rhyme book. This time he and his girlfriend, Amelia Sachs are trying to find the Ghost. A homicidal, immigrant smuggler. Deavers books have never disappointed me and this one is another winner.
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Another book dealing with forensics expert Licoln Rhyme and his protege/girlfriend Amelia Sachs.

I didn't enjoy this book as much as I did Deaver's other books that feature these characters. It was easy to get lost in the plot and setting (China and Chinatown). However, if you really like Jeffrey Deaver or international suspense, this might be the book for you.
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Rock solid suspense. Bestseller.
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This is a great book. As always, Deaver keeps you thinking through till the end.
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Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are on the job! They have been recruited by the FBI to capture "the Ghost"-a homicidal immigrant smuggler. Just when they think they've got him, he escapes.

"Packed with shocking plot twists, breakneck pacing, and heartbreakingly real characters..."
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Forensics expert Lincoln Thyme, along with his protegee, Amelia Sachs, has been recruited by the FBI to capture "the Ghost" -- a homicidal immigrant smuggler. But when they corner him aboard a cargo ship headed for New York, the bust goes disastrously wrong and the Ghost escapes. Now, he must eliminate the only witnesses to his crimes--two families who jumped ship and vanished in the Chinatown underground. Against a brilliant and ruthless adversary, Lincoln and Amelia race to find the families before the Ghost can silence them forever...
Packed with shocking plots twists, breakneck pacing and heartbreakingly real characters. The Stone Monkey reminds us once again why PEOPLE hailed Jeffery Deaver as "the master of ticking-bomb suspense."
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Very intriguing Lincoln Rhyme mystery.
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I really enjoyed this book. I was impressed by Amelia and Lincoln. I could hardly put the book down! Great mystery.
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great..love books by this auther
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This is a classic Lincoln Rhyme mystery, with plot twists and turns.
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Forensics expert Lincoln Rhyme and his assistant have been recruited by the FBI to capture "the ghost" a homicidal immigrant smuggler. Packed with shocking plot twists and breakneck pacing.
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If you like fast-paced suspense and interesting forensic detail (not too technical, just right) and you have not read Jeffrey Deaver, you are missing a great author. His books are hard to put down and this one has great characters, great plot and loads of interesting facts. Highly recommended.
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Deaver spins another great nailbiter keeping the reader guessing until the climax. Forensics expert Lincoln Rhyme are brought in to capture 'the Ghost' a homicidal illegal immigrant smuggler.
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Not my favorite JD book but it was still good. Took me awhile to get into it and it had the suspense, etc., of the other Lincoln Rhyme novels.
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Excellent reading
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Pretty good. 5 cds
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Forensics expert Lincoln Rhyme has been recruited by the FBI to capture "the Ghost"--a homicidal immigrant smuggler.
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Forensics expert Lincoln Rhyme, along with his protegee, Amelia Sachs, has been recruited by the FBI to capture "the Ghost" a homicidal immigrant smuggler.
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Forensics expert Lincoln Rhyme, along with his protegee, Amelia Sachs, has been recruited by the FBI to capture "the Ghost"--a homicidal immigrant smuggler. But, when they corner him aboard a cargo ship headed for New York, the bust goes disastrously wrong and the Ghost escapes. Now, he must eliminate the only witnesses to his crimes--two families who jumped ship and vanished in the Chinatown underground. Against a brilliant and ruthless adversary, Lincoln and Amelia race to find the families before the Ghost can silence them forever...Packed with shocking plot twists, breakneck pacing, and heartbreakingly real characters, "The Stone Monkey" reminds us once again why "People" hailed Jeffery Deaver as "the master of ticking-bomb suspense."
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frensics expert lincoln rhyme and his protegee amelia sachs have been recruited by the fbi to capture "the ghost"- a homicidal immigrant smuggler. but when they corner him aboard a cargo ship, the bust goes disastrously wrong and the ghost escapes. now, he must eliminate the only witnesses, two families who jumped ship and vanished into chinatown. against a ruthless adversary, lincoln and amelia race to find the families before the ghost can silence them...
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shocking plots,good book.
about a homicidal immigrant smuggler.
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I have just started reading Jeffery Deaver's books. So far they compare with some of my favorite authors like James Patterson, David Baldacci, and John Grisham.
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Lincoln Rhyme and his team are on the trail of a hunan smuggler after a shipload of illegal Chinese immigrants is scuttled to avoid capture. As always with Lincoln Rhyme mysteries, many of the characters aren't who you think you are, and the end isn't always the end.
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A Lincoln Rhyme novel
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You can always count on Deaver to deliver - especially in this series that gets better with each new installment.
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Another good book by Jeffery Deaver.