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When a woman arrives home to her Manhattan apartment to find that her personal items have been rearranged while she slept, police initially dismiss her complaint. Nothing was stolen, and there's no sign of breaking and entering. But when the same woman turns up dead, Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are brought in to investigate the murder. The soon learn that the murderer calls himself "the Locksmith." He is obsessed with locks, slipping into homes in the dead of night and tying his victims up with knots or locks, ultimately strangling them.
Their hunt for the killer is interrupted when an internal investigation in the police force uncovers what seems to be a crucial mistake in one of Rhyme's previous cases. He is removed from the case, and must investigate the Locksmith in secret to untangle the mysteries behind the psychotic killer before he can set his ultimate trap.
MASH-UP OF FAVORITE CHARACTERS: Deaver fans will be delighted when old favorite Lincoln Rhyme and new protagonist Colter Shaw overlap-The Midnight Lock will appeal to both old and new readers.
RAVE REVIEWS FOR THE SERIES: Lincoln Rhyme is the series that put Deaver on the map, earning him numerous awards and fantastic praise such as the "master of the ticking-bomb suspense" (People), "a genius when it comes to manipulation and deception" (Associated Press), and "the master of suspense" (Crimespree).
AWARD-WINNING, BESTSELLING AUTHOR…: Deaver is the internationally bestselling author of more than 40 novels. His work has won dozens of awards, including the ITW Thriller Award for novel of the year, a Steel Dagger, the Nero Wolfe Award, Thriller of the Year from Killer Nashville, and a Bouchercon Lifetime Achievement Award. He has been nominated for numerous Edgar awards.
…WHO IS WELL-CONNECTED: Deaver is beloved in the mystery/thriller world. He is was previously the President of Mystery Writers of America and participates in conferences and conventions throughout the year. His fans within the community will offer support.
TV NEWS: NBC has turned the first Lincoln Rhyme novel, The Bone Collector, into a television series, which will tie in nicely with this new addition to the series.
PAPERBACK TIE-IN: The mass market edition of The Goodbye Man will include a teaser chapter from The Midnight Lock.