By Jeffery Deaver
Fiendish suspense. stunning twists.
Twelve diabolical tales.
New York Times bestselling writer and hugely acclaimed storyteller Jeffery Deaver-the undisputed "grand grasp of the plot twist" (Booklist)-returns with a blinding new choice of brief tales. In those twelve electrifying stories (including six written only for this anthology) Deaver proves once more his genius for the unexpected-in his global, appearances are continually deceiving.
A committed housekeeper embarks on a quest to discover the reality in the back of her employer's homicide. A washed-up Hollywood actor will get one final, high-stakes probability to restore his occupation. a guy makes an impulsive stopover at to his fatherland, and learns extra approximately his previous than he bargained for. Olympic music hopefuls obtain terrorist threats. And Deaver's loved sequence characters Lincoln Rhyme, Kathryn Dance, and John Pellam go back in tales now in print for the 1st time.
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