The Bone Collector (A Lincoln Rhyme Novel)

by Jefferey Deaver | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 067086871x Global Overview for this book
Registered by echesketch of Landis, North Carolina USA on 8/17/2006
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by echesketch from Landis, North Carolina USA on Thursday, August 17, 2006

This book is currently Reserved for a U.S./Int'l Bookray (8/17/06)

Lincoln Rhyme, ex-head of NYPD forensics, was the nation's foremost criminalist, the man who could work a crime scene and come away with a perfect profile of the killer, frozen in time. Now, Lincoln is frozen in place - permanently. An accident on the job left him a quadriplegic who can move just one finger, a great mind strapped to his bed, mulish and sarcastic, hiding from a life he no longer wants to live.

Until he sees the crime-scene report about a corpse found buried on a deserted West Side railroad track, its bloody hand rising from the dirt. It belonged to a man who got into a cab at the airport and never got out. Reluctantly, Lincoln Rhyme abandons retirement to track down a killer whose ingenious clues hold the secret to saving his victims - if Rhyme can decipher them in time.

The search leads him to the Bone Collector, whose obsession with old New York colors every scrap of evidence he leaves for Rhyme and his new partner, Amelia Sachs, whom he drafts as his arms and legs. But she's never worked a crime scene in her life - and he can only whisper in her ear as she does the exacting work he loved more than anything else.

From reviewer Nancy Martin:

In The Bone Collector, the first in a series featuring Lincoln Rhymes, we are introduced to probably one of the best criminalist minds that have ever been written about. Perhaps it's because the main character, Lincoln Rhymes, does not have the day to day trivialities that cloud up one's mind on a daily basis. Rhymes is a quadriplegic and can only move one finger. He is a former NYPD criminalogist whose spine was severely injured while working a crime scene. Now he is confined to his townhouse apartment in Manhattan where, with the help of some state of the art electronics and equipment, he is still able to help the NYPD solve some gruesome crimes.

Enter Amelia Sachs, a beautiful policewoman, who becomes Lincoln's protege, possible love interest and eyes and ears on upcoming crime scenes. I read this book after the movie trailers were out so it was easy to picture Denzel Washington as Rhymes and Angelina Jolie as Sachs. Deaver is a master at explaining and detailing police procedure and is so adept at analyzing a crime scene that by the time I was finished, I felt as if I could "walk the grid" and "bag the evidence". The homicidal maniac in this book is as evil as they come but Lincoln is able to stay one step ahead of him. If there is a book that can honestly be termed a "page-turner", this is it. Upon its completion, however, I don't know if I'll ever be able to ride in a NYC cab and, if I do have to and I see some little toy hanging from the rear view mirror, "I'm outta here".

Journal Entry 2 by echesketch from Landis, North Carolina USA on Thursday, August 24, 2006

On 8/17/06 I offered this book as a U.S./Int'l bookRAY.

Please, only bookcrossing participants who are known to be reliable in moving book
rings/rays/boxes along and at a respectable pace.

NO NEED TO PM ME UNLESS YOU HAVE QUESTIONS. I'll be pulling the participant list together straight from this thread in the Rings, Rays, Boxes forum. If you're interested, please post your interest there and provide the State/Country in which you're located. For convenience, I'll post on the thread and in this journal entry the participants and shipping order.

9/18/06 update: The mailing list:

1. Soft-Landing - CA
2. southernfryed - SC
3. echesketch - NC - back to me for mailing to the UK
4. Cassiopaeia - UK (Wales)
5. catflap - UK (London)
6. toyjoy - Singapore

Journal Entry 3 by echesketch from Landis, North Carolina USA on Monday, September 18, 2006

The book is on its way to the first BCer on the list, Soft-Landing, in California (USA).

Happy Reading!

Journal Entry 4 by Soft-Landing from Fresno, California USA on Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Well written book with never a dull moment. It kept my attention to the end. The characters were absorbing, especially Lincoln and Amelia. I enjoyed watching them interact and slowly change as the book went on. That anyone could store the vast knowledge Lincoln had and effectively apply it to crime scenes was much like Sherlock Holmes. Yet Holmes was not a quadraplegic. There were bits of humor throughout the book which added a certain charm to otherwise unthinkable situations. I am looking forward to enjoying the sequels to this book.

Journal Entry 5 by wingSouthernfryedwing from Lexington, South Carolina USA on Wednesday, October 18, 2006
This book arrived today along with another bookring. It may take me a week to get to it, but I will as soon as possible. I will journal again after reading it. Thanks for sharing.

Journal Entry 6 by wingSouthernfryedwing from Lexington, South Carolina USA on Monday, November 06, 2006
I really enjoyed this book. I got so much more out of it than I did out of the movie. I look forward to reading otheres in the series.

I am mailing this back to echesketch in NC.

Journal Entry 7 by echesketch from Landis, North Carolina USA on Thursday, November 16, 2006
The book is now back with me. Will PM Cassiopaeia for address so the book can travel across The Pond.

Journal Entry 8 by wingCassiopaeiawing from Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Saturday, February 03, 2007
Just arrived in this morning's post and very well packed for its long trip across the Atlantic. It's next in line to be read after The Mermaids Singing. Many thanks for sending it to me echesketch I'm looking forward to reading my first Lincoln Rhyme.

Journal Entry 9 by wingCassiopaeiawing from Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom on Sunday, February 11, 2007
Right the way through I was never sure if there would be another 'Lincoln Rhyme'. And if you don't know the answer you will have to read it to find out. A very exciting read, one I just didn't want to put down, but this wasn't until I managed to get past the first few chapters. Initially I felt as if I was wading through too much jargon. I realised later that had I heard rather than read this part, it would have been more understandable. It's the kind of terminology that you assimilate much more easily when listening, because we're used to hearing it on TV. If you have the same problem, just get through it and keep going, it's well worth the effort. Many thanks echesketch for getting this book to me, I will certainly search out more books by Jeffrey Deaver.

Waiting to hear from catflap.
Mailed 12th February Ist Class

Journal Entry 10 by catflap from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, March 01, 2007
Due to the decorator/painter I recieved this a couple of weeks ago but only now got it out of it's safe storage place. plan to read this over the next couple of weeks, and use the title in one of the challenges(parts of the body- bone).

fab book keeps you turning the page. I really glad that i chose this one. I am not going to say anything about thge plot because i don't want to spoil it for the next person. except that i think that Perry Mason has a lost his place detective stakes.

Journal Entry 11 by toyjoy on Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Apologies for journaling this book ,I didn't realise I did not register the book. I am reading it now, should be able to finish it by the end the month for the next reader. Thanks for sharing and sending the book to me.

There's a movie on this story as well, played by Denzel Washington as Lincoln Rhyme and Angelina Jolie as Amelia Donaghy (The character in the book is Amelia Sachs).

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