Speaking in Tongues Author:Jeffery Deaver Words are the most dangerous weapons on earth — Two men of words...One seeking only peace. The other, violence. — Tate Collier, once one of the country's finest trial lawyers, who has a consummate skill with words -- can talk his way into anyone's heart, and get them to do whatever he wants -- is trying to forget his past. Now a divorced g... more »entleman farmer, land developer, and community advocate in rural Virginia, he's regrouping from some disastrous mistakes in the realms of love and the law. But controversy -- and danger -- seem to have an unerring hold on Tate. And even as he struggles to regroup, his alter ego is plotting his demise.
Aaron Matthews, a brilliant psychologist with a gift -- he can talk anyone into doing almost anything -- has turned his talents away from curing patients to far deadlier goals. He's targeted Tate, his ex-wife, Bett, and their estranged daughter Megan for unspeakable revenge. Matthews, ruthless and hell-bent, will destroy anything that inhibits his plans. When their daughter disappears, Tate and Bett reunite in a desperate, heart-pounding attempt to find her, and to stop Matthews, a psychopath whose gift of a glib tongue and talent for coercion are as dangerous as knives and guns.« less