The Empty Chair

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (14.07 hours)
Product Number: Z100135248
Released: Feb 12, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781442353626
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From the bestselling author of The Bone Collector and Devil's Teardrop comes this spine-chilling new thriller that pits renowned criminalist Lincoln Rhyme against the ultimate opponent-Amelia Sachs, his own brilliant protege. 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. 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 Ryhme and Sachs are the best chance to find the girls alive. The prime suspect is a 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 Sachs disagrees with Rhyme's crime analysis and so ensues a battle of wits and forensics between Rhyme and Sachs, his best friend and soul mate.

Author(s): Jeffery Deaver
Original Publish Date: Feb 21, 2012

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Author(s): Jeffery Deaver
Product Number EB00569962
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: #9780743211659

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"While in North Carolina for an experimental medical procedure, criminologist Lincoln Rhyme, accompanied by his colleague, Amelia Sachs, is called on to assist in a murder/kidnapping case. The suspect is a teenager called "Insect Boy" because of his affinity for bugs. Amelia forms a bond with the teen, and Rhyme fears that this could be deadly. Joe Mantegna's narration is strong and clear, emotionally direct and well paced, but suffers from his North Carolina accents. All of the local people sound stupid and slow. This flaw doesn't diminish the suspense but does make it difficult to view the story's characters as credible. M.A.M. (c) AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine"

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