The Cold Moon: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel

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Written By: Jeffery Deaver

Narrated By: Joe Mantegna

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: June 2006

Duration: 6 hours 0 minutes


Lincoln Rhyme, the quadriplegic detective made famous in The Bone Collector is back in a thriller from the masterful Jeffery Deaver. When a sadistic killer leaves clocks at his murder scenes, will time run out for the criminologist and his partner Amelia Sachs?

On a freezing December night, with a full moon hovering in the black sky over New York City, two people are brutally murdered—the death scenes marked by eerie, matching calling cards: moon-faced clocks investigators fear ticked away the victims’ last moments on earth. Renowned criminologist Lincoln Rhyme immediately identifies the clock distributor and has the chilling realization that the killer—who has dubbed himself the Watchmaker—has more murders planned in the hours to come.

Rhyme, a quadriplegic long confined to his wheelchair, immediately taps his trusted partner and longtime love, Amelia Sachs, to walk the grid and be his eyes and ears on the street. But Sachs has other commitments now—namely, her first assignment as lead detective on a homicide of her own. As she struggles to balance her pursuit of the infuriatingly elusive Watchmaker with her own case, Sachs unearths shocking revelations about the police force that threaten to undermine her career, her sense of self and her relationship with Rhyme. As the Rhyme-Sachs team shows evidence of fissures, the Watchmaker is methodically stalking his victims and planning a diabolical criminal masterwork...Indeed, the Watchmaker may be the most cunning and mesmerizing villain Rhyme and Sachs have ever encountered.


  • Shane Stevens

    Classic Lincoln Rhyme, lots of detail and layers. However, as an audiobook, I'm sorry to say, with no disrespect to Joe, Jeff Harding is a far stronger narrator. If you liked the content of the book, I recommend buying the Jeff Harding (aka Jack Reacher) audiobooks in this series and see for yourself.

  • trheyer

    Never read a Deaver novel. Finished with Cornwell and DeMille and Burke, needed someone else with forensic pathology details. Deaver fit the bill fine. First chapters dragged and it was hard to image the characters in my head, even though there were pages of details, almost to a fault. Eventually, 45 min in, I got it. As alluded to by other reviewers, this novel is PACKED with small details and many of them not of value. I love it myself, I want to know every hair and saliva report. Its a twisty little gem that I think will keep me into Deaver for a while. The ONLY thing I feel is a bit contrived (since I was also on the job for 15 yrs in Atlanta GA) is the fact that the #1 forensic expert is: A. ParaPalegic, B. Living in an apartment filled with equipment, C. Has police, suspects and perps in his said apartment rather than a precinct. Other than that, loved it.

  • Anonymous

    It was my first time with this series and I liked it. It was not my most favorite but it was decent. I may try another one in the series.

  • Anonymous

    I love it it. Keep my attention and it had a heck of an ending. Super good book

  • Nita

    Loved, loved, loved it! So many twist and turns. Never predictable. After this book I will forever be a fan of Jeffery Deaver.

  • Anonymous

    Did not appeal to me. I tried unsuccessfully to finish it.

  • Tex

    What an awesome complex plot!! This book amazed me with each twist and turn!! One of Deaver's best no doubt!!

  • Tom Watrous

    This was an ok detective yarn however I really disliked and in fact skipped the many instances where the sleuth itemized ad nauseum what facts he had established to date.

  • Marc Kuiper

    I liked it a lot. I'm a Lincoln Rhyme fan and this does not let you down.

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