The Empty Chair

The Empty Chair From the bestselling author of The Bone Collector and The Devil s Teardrop comes this spine chilling new thriller that pits renowned criminalist Lincoln Rhyme against the ultimate opponent Amelia Sach

From the bestselling author of The Bone Collector and The Devil s Teardrop comes this spine chilling new thriller that pits renowned criminalist Lincoln Rhyme against the ultimate opponent Amelia Sachs, his own brilliant prot g e.A quadriplegic since a beam crushed his spinal cord years ago, Rhyme is desperate to improve his condition and goes to the University of NorthFrom the bestselling author of The Bone Collector and The Devil s Teardrop comes this spine chilling new thriller that pits renowned criminalist Lincoln Rhyme against the ultimate opponent Amelia Sachs, his own brilliant prot g e.A quadriplegic since a beam crushed his spinal cord years ago, Rhyme is desperate to improve his condition and goes to the University of North Carolina Medical Center for high risk experimental surgery But he and Sachs have hardly settled in when the local authorities come calling In a twenty four hour period, the sleepy Southern outpost of Tanner s Corner has seen a local teen murdered and two young women abducted And Rhyme and Sachs are the best chance to find the girls alive.The prime suspect is a strange teenaged truant known as the Insect Boy, so nicknamed for his disturbing obsession with bugs Rhyme agrees to find the boy while awaiting his operation Rhyme s unsurpassed analytical skills and stellar forensic experience, combined with Sachs s exceptional detective legwork, soon snare the perp But even Rhyme can t anticipate that Sachs will disagree with his crime analysis and that her vehemence will put her in the swampland, harboring the very suspect whom Rhyme considers a ruthless killer So ensues Rhyme s greatest challenge facing the criminalist whom he has taught everything he knows in a battle of wits, forensics, and intuition And in this adversary, Rhyme also faces his

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  1. 1 international bestselling author of over thirty novels and three collections of short stories His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into 25 languages His first novel featuring Lincoln Rhyme, The Bone Collector, was made into a major motion picture starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie He s received or been shortlisted for a number of awards around the world.

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  1. Even five hundred miles from Manhattan, Rhyme can t catch a break He s in North Carolina at the Neurological Research Institute Medical Centre of the University of North Carolina in Avery for high risk medical treatment with Thom and Sachs in tow and its not long before the local authority comes calling asking for his assistance A boy, Billy Stail, has been murdered and a young woman, Mary Beth McConnell, has been abducted at Blackwater Landing She had been doing a class project digging for old [...]

  2. My favorite thus far in the series, I loved it The story was fantastic, I kept going back and forth of who the culprit was And the ending, if I had read this book back when it was released I would have gone crazy waiting for the next release Lol.

  3. 2 3 des Buches waren wirklich sehr unterhaltsam und interessant zu lesen Ich hatte immer 4 Sterne im Kopf Dann das Finale Aus allen Sumpf l chern kamen pl tzlich b se Buben gekrochen und ballerten, was das Zeug hielt Schade, wenn der Autor diese Geschichte zum Schluss nicht so gnadenlos berzogen h tte, w r s ein richtig gutes Buch geworden.

  4. 7 10Not quite up to the standard of the previous two books in the series but still a decent read overall The events unfold in North Carolina which added both good and bad points A new setting meant new ideas could be explored and different places viewed with new people added into the mix But it did feel like Deaver had picked up Redneck 101 and just put a couple of generic characters in there to add to the different location feel.This was the same usual style as all other Deaver books in that it [...]

  5. Okay, okay, okay Deaver is not out to win any writing awards I had to struggle with that at first He wrote this novel the way some of us write comments on a co worker s birthday card We keep it short, try to be witty, and rarely use complete sentences Perhaps I was disappointed because I read The Devil s Teardrop first Also by Deaver, Teardrop is a fantastic example of a hardboiled forensic thriller that doesn t cop out and doesn t resort to stunted writing in order to keep the pace lively.Will [...]

  6. Please note that I gave this book half a star, but I rounded it up to 1 star on.I loved books 1 and 2 and this book I would rather pretend just doesn t exist This was bad Not even haha bad like maybe I can find some humor in it I mean it was bad to the point that I saw people jumping sharks in my head We have Lincoln, Sachs, and Lincoln s aide Thom going to North Carolina for an experimental treatment for Lincoln Sachs is reluctant for Lincoln to have it due to reasons a lot of them just nonsens [...]

  7. Ok, so i ve read The Bone Collector, The Coffin Dancer and now The Empty Chair in quick succession Honestly i m in awe of how absolutely great these books have been This though has been my favourite one so far, and i was wondering how the preceding books could have been bettered but bloody hell they were The relationship between Lincoln and Amelia continuing to be the backdrop framing, and increasing, the tension of the cat and mouse chase to discover the truth The feel and images of the locatio [...]

  8. I hate to say it because I am a Jeffery Deaver fan and I really love the character of Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs but I really didn t like this one Maybe it is because a city girl like me finds it hard to stomach the southern hick theme Ugh.Essentially, the story involved Lincoln Rhyme going to northeastern North Carolina with his partner Amelia Sachs and his caregiver Thom to have an experimental surgery that might help improve his situation if it doesn t kill him There is police corruption [...]

  9. This installment of the Lincoln Rhyme series was a little better than The Coffin dancer, although I still had some issues with the story For the most part it was enjoyable and easy to get through I feel as though I may be getting a little burned out on Lincoln Rhyme though.In this book a teenager, Garrett, is accused of murdering one male and kidnapping 2 females Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are called in to help solve the crime and find the missing girls, before time runs out And of course ot [...]

  10. This was the one that ended my Jeffery Deaver Lincoln Rhyme period Not as well constructed, somewhat forgive me contrived the book lost me early on and just never got me back I felt like the characters didn t stay true to themselves and this Lincoln Rhyme wasn t the same Lincoln Rhyme I d met earlier He somehow didn t come across with the same attitude toward the law or his place in enforcing it.May pick others up at a later date

  11. Slow and uninteresting and silly at times, a manhunt in a remote area is not handled by helicopters, dogs or search parties, but Rhyme tries to find out where the suspect is going by putting soil samples through a GC at the start of the book, picks up pace in the middle to disappoint in the end Characters are out of chararcter, plot twists are not very believable I m guessing writers block on this one, not recommended

  12. Okay, I get its, I did what I consider the unpardonable, skipping a book in the series However, it may have saved me time in the long run, by not going back and reading it I read the first in Deaver s Lincoln Rhyme series, The Bone Collector and loved it.ed over it, which I can do from time to time Gave it four stars only because I m so stingy with five them for the best of the best The Bone Collector was what a great mystery should be, had all the elements for a best seller and was rat [...]

  13. Quadriplegic, criminalist Lincoln Rhyme, accompanied by his lover, investigator Amelia Sachs and his assistant Thom, is in Avery, North Carolina, where he hopes to undergo experimental surgery to aid with spinal cord regeneration His first day there, Rhyme is visited by Jim Bell, sheriff of Paquenoke County, where two women have been kidnapped and a young man killed by 16 year old Garrett Hanlon, nicknamed the Insect Boy because of his interest in bugs Garrett s on the run and Bell wants Rhyme t [...]

  14. By far, Jeffery Deaver is the one author with that uncanny ability to develop plot twists and very complex characters that leave you stunned to the end If you ve seen the movie, trust me, the books are far ingenious and developed as compared to what we were presented with on the silver screen The Bone Collector is a series novel starring Lincoln Rhyme, our famous forensics expert bound to his bed and mobile wheelchair.Reading this novel I am reminded to never commit a crime The art of forensics [...]

  15. as 1 32Krutibrko Nasrat Franta na trabanta, ja dam 5.To bylo totiz tak nechutne dobre napsane, ze se snad bojim jit spat, protoze se mi urcite bude zdat o proklatem HMYZU Bzzz.Aaaaaa, potrebuju horkou cokoladku na uklidneni.Jako vazne Muze mi nekdo vysvetlit, co jsem to prave precetla Nemohla jsem se odtrhnout a proste Sakra Sakra Sakra TOLIK PREKVAPEK a situaci a zvratu Mela jsem milion teorii a PRD, Deaver nade mnou vede 1 0, fajn mozna 5 3 uhodla jsem toho prece jen dost neco driv, neco pozde [...]

  16. Book n 3 of the Lincoln Rhymes series, it begins with Rhymes decided to undergo a new surgical procedure that might help his quadriplegia He may very well die on the operating table which leaves Amelia very worried When the local police force asks for their help in a murder kidnapping case she doesn t hesitate to accept just to postpone Lincoln s operation.With their usual methods Rhymes and Amelia follow the suspect s tracks and lead the police force to him But all is not what it seems and Amel [...]

  17. It s been awhile since I read anything in this series I really did love this book and I found it hard to put down last night Interesting characters, Amelia and Lincoln get out of NYC and the resulting story is pretty darned good So glad I started this series again.

  18. Another great installment in the Lincoln Rhyme series I have to admit, I was quite skeptical of The Empty Chair because the previous installment, The Coffin Dancer wasn t my favorite Deaver book One thing I really enjoyed about the case in this novel was, Deaver brought back the forensics, Lincoln Rhyme s specialty In the second installment,I felt like the forensics was missing, or at least not to the extent of the usual Lincoln Rhyme Something else I enjoyed about The Empty Chair was the corrup [...]

  19. IN MY OPINION HI have been reading most of Jeffery Deaver s work and The Empty Chair shows that he has grown as an accomplished suspense writer deserving to be among the big authorsThis amazing novel features forensic scientist Lincoln Rhyme and assistant Sachs, a Deaver classic , in this opportunity, trying to find clues and whereabouts of victims around the swamps of North Carolina The book also provides a reference map before the first chapter to follow Lincoln Rhyme s search.Suspense, action [...]

  20. Jeffery Deaver The Empty Chair Pocket Books 2005 3.75 StarsLincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are asked to assist a small town police force in hunting down a brilliant kidnapper aptly named Insect Boy Finding the boy may not be so difficult, but keeping him within their grasp may just be the toughest thing they have ever done This may be their toughest case yet, pitting these allies on opposite sides.Although The Empty Chair is described as a thriller, I feel it fits better into the mystery genre I [...]

  21. I only read my first book by Deaver last week, and I have now followed it with books two and three There are certainly mystery writers who offer shocks and scares Sanford and Cornwell spring to mind There are mystery writers who write with technical proficiency Larsson and who write twisted characters and plots Flynn But there is something that Deaver has done better than anyone else He has taken a character and placed him in a situation unlike that of any other character I have read.Lincoln [...]

  22. Rhyme Lincoln goes from the pan and into the fryer this time as he is tasked with a case in North Carolina There a police force is searching for a teen nicknamed the Insect Boy who is harboring two women he has kid knapped Time is of the essence as the groups rush to find them, discovering traps and dangers along the way as both Rhyme and Amelia both discover not everything is as it seems.I almost wanted to give this two stars It kept my interest for nearly two thirds until it petered off into h [...]

  23. I can t put the Lincoln Rhyme novels down once I start reading, but find them ultimately rather unsatisfying They set up one cliff hanger after another only to find out again and again that Rhyme has anticipated it and set up the bad guys Then you get an ending so improbable it s hard to keep a straight face The bad guys are all revealed, the good guys are all OK and even the accidental killing turns out to have been a bad guy, so that s OK too I rather like the characters of Lincoln Rhyme and A [...]

  24. REVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK SEPT 23 2015Narrator Richard TurnerI enjoyed this very much but don t want to say too much for fear spoilers It s one of those books you just have to read for yourself For the last quarter, I just couldn t see how Deaver was going to get Amelia out of the jam she d gotten herself into but he did and I was happy with the way he did it.Narrator Turner was okay but I didn t like his voice for Garret it was too feminine Even Amelia sounded masculine than Garrett.

  25. 3 Stars In my heart it should be 2.5 3 Stars for enough twists and turns at the end to make this book enjoyable I really, really do not like Amelia Sachs as a character AND The twists to the mystery were just a little too far fetched and unbelievable I know that truth is stranger than fiction, but commee ooonnnnn really I am just glad to be done with this I am not sure about reading the next book If I do, it will be in about 6 months after I have cooled down.

  26. My third review for the Lincoln Rhyme series and it doesn t look like I ll stop reading them any time soon because they are some of the best thrillers around.Rhyme and Sachs have travelled to Tanners Corner in North Carolina, where Rhyme is about to be given Spinal treatment that may improve his quadriplegic condition but could possibly kill him During this trip away from New York, the duo is requested to help in the case of two missing women, who have been kidnapped by the Insect Boy who is als [...]

  27. A very good Lincoln Rhyme entry His entourage is in North Carolina when they get involved with a town full of hicks, criminals and murderers Not as bad as it sounds Quite exciting, with the only problem being a usual one for Deavers too many unnecessary twists at the end Recommended to Rhyme Sachs fans.

  28. Gelungenes Verwirrspiel, bislang bester Fall der Reihe, beim Kapitel Kommunikation muss man, auch in Sachen Aufl sung, allerdings s mtliche H hneraugen zudr cken.

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