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The Twelfth Card (Lincoln Rhyme, Bk 6)
The Twelfth Card - Lincoln Rhyme, Bk 6
Author: Jeffery Deaver
The Twelfth Card is a two-day cat-and-mouse chase through the streets of uptown Manhattan as quadriplegic detective Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs try to outguess Thompson Boyd -- by all appearances a nondescript, innocuous man, but one whose past has turned him into a killing machine as unfeeling and cunning as a wolf. Boyd is after Geneva Sett...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780743491563
ISBN-10: 0743491564
Publication Date: 4/18/2006
Pages: 576
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  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 276 ratings
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Gp
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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perryfran avatar reviewed The Twelfth Card (Lincoln Rhyme, Bk 6) on + 870 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I always enjoy Deaver's crime novels and this one was no exception. This is one of the Lincoln Rhyme novels that I have had on my bookshelf for several years but hadn't gotten around to reading. I thought this one was great and included some inventive plot twists - it really had me guessing. Deaver has a knack for leading you down one path only to change it unexpectedly. He managed this several times in this novel! I would recommend this one.
reviewed The Twelfth Card (Lincoln Rhyme, Bk 6) on + 39 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
My first Jeffery Deaver book (Lincoln Rhyme main character). I enjoyed the book and will probably read more by him.
rtc917 avatar reviewed The Twelfth Card (Lincoln Rhyme, Bk 6) on + 30 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Deaver is the master.
jshumor avatar reviewed The Twelfth Card (Lincoln Rhyme, Bk 6) on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This is another of the Lincoln Rhyme series where he and his protege, Amelia Sachs helps a Harlem girl dig into the past if one of her ancestors. A well fashioned thriller.
reviewed The Twelfth Card (Lincoln Rhyme, Bk 6) on + 15 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Another good one by Deaver.
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gigi avatar reviewed The Twelfth Card (Lincoln Rhyme, Bk 6) on + 355 more book reviews
Another great book in the Lincoln Rhyme series. Rhyme is like a dog with a bone; he will not let go until he has what he wants..all of the clues coming together in a beautiful climax to solve the riddles of crime.
MELNELYNN avatar reviewed The Twelfth Card (Lincoln Rhyme, Bk 6) on + 669 more book reviews
Jeffery Deaver writes another great Lincoln Rhyme novel. This one is about Geneva Settle, a 16 year old black girl who is researching her ancestor, Charles Singleton who lived during the Civil War. He was active in the early Civil Right movement but the newspaper report tells of his arrest for theft. While Geneva is at the Black History Museum looking at the micro fiche tapes, she is attacked by Thompson Boyd. But Geneva is smarter than Boyd. She sets up a mannequin in her place and runs.

In steps Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs to help the police figure out why Geneva is the target of Boyd. Boyd is willing to sacrifice innocents to accomplish what he was hired to do. Who hired him and why? Is he working alone? Why has he become a person who feels nothing?

Another problem arises when Lincoln discovers that Geneva's parents are fictitious and she is living on her own. She is doing very well in school so no one suspects the real situation. Where are her mom and dad?

And, of course, there is always the side of the story where Lincoln's paralysis comes in. This time, he is exercising to attempt to create even a small amount of movement. Does all the hard work bring about what Lincoln hopes for? The twists and turns of this story kept me wanting to listen long into the night.

The reader, Dennis Boutsikaris, is adept at voice inflections and keeps the reader interested by not becoming monotone. He is clear and precise in his pronunciation of the words and does very well when reading the Black English Vernacular.

The Twelfth Card provides historical background on the civil rights movement and how hard life was for the black man. It also tell of what hard work and determination of a teenager can bring about and of Lincoln's constant struggle to gain even a little bit of freedom from the paralysis he suffers.
debs avatar reviewed The Twelfth Card (Lincoln Rhyme, Bk 6) on + 529 more book reviews
Another great Lincoln Rhyme story. You get so immersed in the storytelling that you are almost part of the action.


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