THE KILL ROOM
When you can’t tell the difference between the patriot and the assassin, it’s time to call Lincoln Rhyme, Deaver’s famous forensics expert hero. Deaver delivers a dark tale of espionage, patriotism and egos as his clever detective puts the pieces of an intricately drawn jigsaw together while a killer targets his investigation.
In the Bahamas a sniper delivers a “million-dollar bullet” from a mile away, taking out a U.S. citizen who was targeted by his own government. Forensic investigator Lincoln Rhyme, called in by a New York ADA who’s putting a case together against the government, heads out to the scene of the crime while his partner, Amelia Sachs, follows the trail in New York. As the clues twist together the twin-pronged investigation, it’s not long before the answers start drawing a startling conclusion. (GRAND CENTRAL, Jun., 496 pp., $28.00)