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Sunday, April 13, 2008

The Twelfth Card by Jeffery Deaver

Another Lincoln Rhyme novel. Geneva Settle is a young black girl who is struggling without parents to complete high school and go on to college to make something of herself. But, one day, while she is in a library researching an ancestor, she is attacked. She manages to escape and the evidence looks like it was an attempted rape, except that the head librarian is gunned down in the street while talking to the police after the attempted attack. This was a major mistake because it grabbed Lincoln Rhyme's attention and he and Amelia Sachs bend all their intelligence on finding this killer.

What was Geneva researching? Her ancestor, Charles Singleton, a former slave, had been a teacher and farmer in former NC. He was active in the civil rights movement after the War. But he was arrested for theft and disgraced. He claimed he was innocent and he writes to his wife about a secret that he can't reveal. Did her attack have something to do with this 150 year old mystery?

Who hired the killer, Thomas Boyd? Who else must die? Does Geneva survive? Deaver kept me involved until the last page. Another one filled with twists and turns all the way to the end. I enjoyed it!

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