Jeffery Deaver

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Edge

book | Fiction | 2010
US → Simon & Schuster
UK → Hodder and Stoughton
Bestselling author Jeffery Deaver's new independent thriller features his signature ticking-clock suspense, sharp plot twists and whip-smart dialogue.

Detective Kessler is a Washington, D.C. cop, sidelined to routine investigations. So it's a surprise when he's targeted by a ‘lifter,’ a person who ‘lifts’ information from people by whatever means necessary. And this lifter is one of the most terrifying: he prefers to get an ‘edge’ on his target by kidnapping or endangering their family.

While the FBI and other organizations race to learn which of Kessler's seemingly insignificant cases is making somebody so uneasy they've called in a lifter, the task of safeguarding the cop, his wife and daughter, falls to expert in personal security, Corte. What ensues is a deadly contest between Corte and the lifter as each tries to outmanoeuvre the other - and a surprising conclusion that even Deaver fans won't see coming . . .
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Reviews

Hard Times
Following the moves of Deaver’s ingenious plot is hard enough. The real trick is keeping up with his brilliant mind, which honors no rules but its own. Marilyn Stasio
New York Times Book Review
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Thriller Award–winner Deaver unveils some nifty new tricks in this edge-of-your-seat thriller that pits two worthy antagonists against each other.
Publishers Weekly
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A master of brilliantly paced misdirection.
Winnipeg Free Press
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Deaver's latest, Edge, is not a Rhyme mystery, but it's still one of Deaver's best, a book that grabs readers on its first page and doesn't let go.
San Jose Mercury News
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Kirkus Best of 2010 Pick
Kirkus

Fans of Deaver’s fiendishly clever suspensers won’t be surprised by the nonstop deceptions, reversals, shocks and surprises, but this time they’re even more varied than usual, and, given the characters’ backgrounds, a lot more plausible. The result is his most successful thriller in years.
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The interplay between the two opponents makes for high intrigue; both are consummate professionals, and neither is given to making mistakes. . . . Make sure that the edge of your seat is comfy, because you will be spending a significant amount of time there. Bruce Tierny
BookPage

Deaver really excels. Art Taylor
The Washington Post
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Deaver leads readers on another thrilling chase. John Orr
Mercury News
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