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Edge by Jeffery Deaver

Press Release – Tualatin, Oregon – December 6, 2010Jeffery Deaver’sEdge is a stand- alone thriller based in Washington DC.  Edge is about a federal agent who risks his life to protect a police detective from a “lifter” hired to extract information using any means at this disposal.  This particular lifter prefers to get an edge on his target by kidnapping or endangering their family.


Edge by Jeffery Deaver

VJ Books is offering signed copies of Edge in both US and UK editions, as well as a long backlist of other signed Deaver titles.

“We are really pumped about this book,” offers John Hutchinson of VJ Books, “Jeff  has really delivered on this one . . . his most successful thriller in years.  I have been a long time fan of his and expect his non-stop twists, shock and surprises, but Edge takes them to a whole new level.  The first person narrative is a new direction for Jeff, and those of us who know him can hear his voice as he delivers line after line of building suspense.” — John Hutchinson, VJ Books

An Excerpt from Edge

“He took a battered manila envelope from his inside jacket and, opening it, knelt beside me and shook the contents onto the ground.   I couldn’t see what they were.  He pulled off my shoes and socks.  In a soft voice he asked, “You know the information I need?”  I nodded yes.  “Will you tell me?”  If I could hold out for fifteen minutes there was a chance local police would get here while I was still alive.  I shook my head no.

Impassive, as if my response were neither good nor bad, he set to work.  Hold out for twenty minutes, I told myself.  I gave my first scream thirty seconds later.  Another followed shortly after that and from then on every exhalation was a shrill cry. Tears flowed and pain began to rage like fire throughout my entire body.  Thirteen minutes, I reflected. Twelve . . . But, though I couldn’t say for certain, probably no more than six or seven passed before I cried, “Stop, stop.” He did.  And I told him exactly what he wanted to know.”

Praise for Edge

Deaver unveils some nifty new tricks in this edge-of-your-seat thriller . . . Deaver’s first first-person narrator, Corte, is an exciting new weapon in the author’s arsenal of memorable characters.”-Publishers Weekly

About Jeffery Deaver

A former journalist, folksinger and attorney, Jeffery Deaver is an international number-one bestselling author.  His novels have appeared on bestseller lists around the world and are sold in 150 countries and translated into 25 languages.  His The Bodies Left Behind was named Novel of the Year by the International Thriller Writers Association, and his Lincoln Rhyme thriller The Broken Window was also nominated for that prize.  He has been awarded the Steel Dagger and Short Story Dagger, the Nero Wolfe Award, and has been nominated for six Edgar Awards, an Anthony Award and a Gumshoe Award.

Jeffery Deaver Book List –

Standalone Novels  – Mistress of Justice (1992), The Lesson of Her Death (1993), Praying For Sleep (1994), A Maiden’s Grave (1995), The Devil’s Teardrop (1999), Speaking In Tongues (2000), The Blue Nowhere (2001), Garden of Beasts (2004) and Edge (2010)

Rune Trilogy – Manhattan Is My Beat (1988), Death of a Blue Movie Star (1990) and Hard News (1991)

John Pellam Stories – Shallow Graves (1992), Bloody River Blues (1993) and Hell’s Kitchen (2001)

Lincoln Rhyme Novels – The Bone Collector (1997), The Coffin Dancer (1998), The Empty Chair (2000), The Stone Monkey (2002), The Vanished Man (2003), The Twelfth Card (2005), The Cold Moon (2006), The Broken Window (2008) and The Burning Wire (2010)

Other books – A Confederacy of Crime (2001), Twisted (2003), The Cold Moon (2006), More Twisted (2006), Sleeping Doll (2007), The Bodies Left Behind (2008), Roadside Crosses (2009), Project X (a yet to be named James Bond novel scheduled for spring 2011) and Interrogation (scheduled for 2013)