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THE TWELFTH CARD
Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Mystery, Procedural
Master of misdirection Deaver is back with another Lincoln Rhyme/Amelia Sachs page turner. Crusty, quadriplegic forensic criminalist Rhyme and his attractive, savvy paramour, Detective Sachs, take on a case involving Harlem high school student Geneva Settle.
The girl is targeted by a killer while researching a 140-year-old crime attributed to one of her ancestors, but as Rhyme and Amelia investigate, the case maneuvers through incredible twists
Deaver includes a fair amount of history of the Civil Rights movement and the roots of Harlem, and he's equally adept at crawling into the minds and mouths (via street lingo) of modern African-American teens. As a counterpoint to the tense action, the author includes several emotional subplots that add a wonderful balance. Rich, complex and unpredictablethis is another blockbuster
Reviewed By: Tara Gelsomino
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Published: June 2005