Jeffery Deaver’s newest thriller, The Kill Room, is not what I expected; it’s better.
International intrigue, moral issues involved in new kinds of wars, drone kills, rogue government bureaucrats hiring killers to clean up crime scenes, the military-corporate world and some of my favorite characters (Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs) in crime literature all combine in first-rate storytelling.
“It was a ‘million-dollar bullet,’ a sniper shot delivered from over a mile away. Its victim was no ordinary mark: he was a United States citizen, and assassinated in the Bahamas….when a deadly, knife-wielding assassin begins systematically eliminating all evidence—including innocent witnesses—Lincoln Rhyme’s investigation turns into a chilling battle of wits against a cold-blooded killer.”
Multiple twists, right up to the concluding pages, will have your adrenalin flowing as you read this great piece of writing.
There is no such thing as a simple military decision. Not only will this thriller have you thinking in a “who-done-it” sense, it will have you wondering about the nature of what is right and wrong.