In his classic thriller The Bone Collector
, Jeffery Deaver introduced readers to Lincoln Rhyme-the nation's most renowned investigator and forensic detective.
Now, a new killer is on the
loose: a criminal inspired by the Bone Collector. And Rhyme must
untangle the twisted web of clues before the killer targets more
victims-or Rhyme himself.
THE SKIN COLLECTOR
The killer's methods are
terrifying. He stalks the basements and underground passageways of New
York City. He tattoos his victims' flesh with cryptic messages, using a
tattoo gun loaded with poison, resulting in an agonizing, painful death.
When a connection is made to the
Bone Collector-the serial killer who terrorized New York more than a
decade ago-Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are immediately drawn into the
Rhyme, Sachs, and the NYPD must
race against time to answer the many questions the investigation
uncovers: Whom will the killer attack next? What is the message behind
the victims' tattoos? Does the killer's own inking--a fanged centipede
sporting a woman's face--hold any significance? And what is his ultimate
As time runs out, Rhyme discovers that the past has returned to haunt him in the most troubling way imaginable...