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The Stone Monkey (Lincoln Rhyme, Bk 4)
The Stone Monkey - Lincoln Rhyme, Bk 4
Author: Jeffery Deaver
Forensics expert Lincoln Rhyme and his protege 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 Chin...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780743437806
ISBN-10: 0743437802
Publication Date: 2/1/2003
Pages: 576
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 280 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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Great read! Very entertaining and exciting.
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Love, love, Lincoln's a quick read and a good one!
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Another excellent Lincoln Rhyme novel. Learned a lot about chinese culture.
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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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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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reviewed The Stone Monkey (Lincoln Rhyme, Bk 4) on + 669 more book reviews
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