Book Review – The Devil’s Teardrop By Jeffery Deaver

Story Outline – It’s New Year’s Eve, December 31, 1999, and Washington, D.C., is under siege. Early in the day, a grisly machine gun attack in the Dupont Circle Metro station leaves dozens dead and the city crippled with fear. A note delivered to the mayor’s office pins the massacre on the Digger, a robotlike assassin programmed to wreak havoc on the capital every four hours — until midnight. Only a ransom of $20 million delivered to the Digger’s accomplice — and mastermind — will end the death and terror. But the Digger becomes a far more sinister threat when his accomplice is killed in a freak accident while en route to the money drop.

With the ransom note as the single scrap of evidence, Special Agent Margaret Lukas calls upon Parker Kincaid, a retired FBI agent and the top forensic document examiner in the country. Somehow, by midnight, they must find the Digger — before he finds them.

This is my first book from Jeffery Deaver and most definitely not my last! How he masterminds the plot with the twist and turns is amazing.  And just when you think the story ends….it doesn’t!  So you literally have to reach the absoulute final page before the story ends….or does it? ha ha.  Then there is the amount of research it must have taken him to give us a first hand feel of what forensic documentation is all about.  I enjoyed this book immensely!

Perhaps I should find and read his Lincoln Rhymes series afterall I thoroughly enjoyed the movie ‘The Bone Collector’ which he wrote starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie.

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