The FBI has recruited forensics expert Lincoln Rhyme and his protégée, Amelia Sachs, to capture “the Ghost,” a homicidal immigrant smuggler. But when they corner him aboard a cargo ship, the bust goes disastrously wrong and the Ghost escapes. Now the killer must eliminate two families who witnessed his flight before they jumped ship and vanished. . . . Searching New York City’s Chinatown, can Rhyme and Sachs find the Ghost’s targets before he does?
One of the best thing I like about a book is when the author does a good research about the setting and the characterization of his book. And Jeffery Deaver is one of my favorite author for the same fact. The Stone monkey is about chinese immigrants being smuggled into US borders and how one such shipment meets a different fate all thanks to Rhyme's intervention. He fails to save all the families but vows to not let the killer "Ghost" harm any of the two families who manage to survive the drowned ship. As all Rhyme series books , this book sets the surrounding and community of the people . You get to know all about Chinese traditions , their beliefs , the way they think and act , about limitations of each human as viewed by different ideologies and effects on any crime scene. The deductions about each evidence and the way it moves the story forward is simply a pleasure to read. Deaver is well known for the pace of his books and the twists he places all through the book. This book is no exception. A real page turner ! I personally loved the Chinese cop Sonny Li a lot more than any of Deaver's characters introduced in Rhyme series.
Number of Pages: 576
Price : 350 @ flipkart
Rating : 4/5
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