Sunday, May 02, 2010

THE DEVIL'S TEARDROP by Jeffery Deaver (1999)

It's New Year' Eve 1999 and an early morning attack on the Washington Metro leaves dozens dead and fear rippling through the streets. In a written message to the mayor's office a criminal mastermind demands $20 million by midnight or he will unleash the robotic killer to slay many more innocent people.

In a quick twist, the extortionist is snuffed out in a freak accident and the sociopath who does his bidding prepares for the midnight massacre.

Enter Special Agent Margaret Lukas of the FBI who calls upon Parker Kincaid, a retired agent and top forensic document examiner, to help track down "the Digger." There are three more deadlines and as each is met, more civilians are slaughtered in public places as they are in the midst of welcoming in the New Year.

The forensic document detailing had me captivated throughout this 400+ page turner.

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