Modern Signed Books – Jeffery Deaver Talks about His New Book, The Burial Hour
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About “The Burial Hour” by Jeffery Deaver
Forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme is back with his most harrowing case yet. A businessman is snatched from an Upper East Side street in broad daylight. A miniature hangman’s noose is left at the scene. A nine-year-old girl is the only witness to the crime. With a crime scene this puzzling, forensic expertise of the highest order is absolutely essential. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are called in to investigate.
Soon the case takes a stranger turn: a recording surfaces of the victim being slowly hanged, his desperate gasps the backdrop to an eerie piece of music.
Despite their best efforts, the suspect gets away. So when a similar kidnapping occurs on a dusty road outside Naples, Italy, Rhyme and Sachs don’t hesitate to rejoin the hunt.
But the search is now a complex case of international cooperation and not all those involved may be who they seem. Sachs and Rhyme find themselves playing a dangerous game, with lives all across the globe hanging in the balance.
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Amelia Sachs is hot on the trail of a killer. She’s chasing him through a department store in Brooklyn when an escalator malfunctions. The stairs give way, with one man horribly mangled by the gears. Sachs is forced to let her quarry escape as she jumps in to try to help save the victim.
Invention or Alter Ego?
Written by John Hutchinson, VJ Books, Tualatin, OR
I grew up in a home that didn’t read much. Oh my mom read trashy dime store romances and my dad did his best to get through the daily paper, but for the most part you couldn’t call us a literate household. So it comes as no surprise that I didn’t read. I got through school without much difficulty, not reading the required material, and had no concept of reading for pleasure.
That ended when I found myself in the USAF, stationed in Monterey, California. It was there that I found what was to be my first novel, the book that would launch me into a lifetime of reading. Lying in an activity room was an oft read, dog-eared copy of The Godfather by Mario Puzo. I picked it up and I read – yeah, I did know how to read.
I was immediately engaged, enthralled, and fascinated at the story that unfolded, as I followed the Corleone family through their trials and tribulations. As I read I was transported to their New York City home, and sat at the table as Don Vito, Sonny and Michael plotted their war against the five families. Across the table from me, with his back to the wall, sat Mario Puzo, and I knew from that moment that the best authors are more than scribes. It is their heart and soul that evolves in to the characters that jump from the page.
I never had the chance to meet Puzo, but am sure that somewhere in his persona was the very essence of Don Vito Corleone.
One of the profound privileges of our business is that I get to meet and know the authors than pen my favorite stories. It provides a whole new dimension to the work and a broad insight in the characters that grace the pages of their novels. One has to wonder how many authors find the idea for their most notable protagonists in their own alter ego. (more…)
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Deaver’s first first-person narrator, Corte, is an exciting new weapon in the author’s
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arsenal of memorable characters.
Thriller Award winner Deaver (The Bodies Left Behind) unveils some nifty new tricks in this edge-of-your-seat thriller that pits two worthy antagonists against each other. Henry Loving, “a lifter,” specializes in extracting information from human targets by any means necessary (i.e., torture). Corte, “a shepherd,” is an agent in the Strategic Protection Department of a secret government agency normally assigned to protect high-profile targets.Know your target audience.
Corte, a board game aficionado and game theory student, and Loving are well matched, sharing a history that ups the stakes and makes the contest personal.