Jeffery Deaver’s “The Kill Room”


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.

About Mark Aidan Bergin

Writer, editor, photographic artist specializing in dance, theater, concert, fashion and street photography....sometimes musician. Explorer of arts, culture and world, and all things Celtic and Gotham. On a good day, or perhaps a bad day, simply a mad (FOOBAR, not angry) scientist.
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