Retail pak Simon & Schuster Audio 1998
CS ISBN 067104303X $25.00 Four cassettes
Jeffrey Deaver constructs a taut thriller with an unusual protagonist. Renowned criminalist Lincoln Rhyme was paralyzed in an accident but still matches wits with a clever, elusive killer. Joe Mantegna is in top form and takes listeners on a compelling chase. The pace is relentless and Mantegna drives home the full sense of urgency and intrigue. He handles Amelia Sachs, Rhyme's protégé, with sharp intensity and makes her telephonic communications with Rhyme believable. There's plenty of high-tech gadgetry and forensic detail, coupled with deft characterizations and psychological profiling. Mantegna and Deaver just won't let you turn this audiobook off. R.F.W. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC/JAN 99]
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