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The Midnight Lock

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Deaver, Jeffery
Penguin LCC US
Lincoln Rhyme Novel
520 gr
The "master of ticking-bomb suspense" Jeffery Deaver brings us the latest thriller featuring his most beloved protagonists Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs as they search for a killer whose fascination with breaking locks terrorizes New York City.

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.
RETURN OF A BELOVED PROTAGONIST: For the first time, Putnam will be publishing a novel featuring Jeffery Deaver's most popular protagonist, Lincoln Rhyme, a forensic detective and quadriplegic whose brilliant wit and intelligence make him a formidable foe to criminals and killers.

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.
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Jeffery Deaver is the #1 international bestselling author of more than forty novels, three collections of short stories, and a nonfiction law book. His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into 25 languages. His first novel featuring Lincoln Rhyme, The Bone Collector, was made into a major motion picture starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. He's received or been shortlisted for a number of awards around the world, including Novel of the Year by the International Thriller Writers and the Steel Dagger from the Crime Writers' Association in the United Kingdom. In 2014, he was the recipient of three lifetime achievement awards. A former journalist, folksinger, and attorney, he was born outside of Chicago and has a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a law degree from Fordham University.