American-born Jeffery Deaver has gained a bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a law degree from Fordham University during his lifetime. Initially, Jeffery worked as a journalist before practicing law at a large Wall Street firm; however, he later combined his two great loves and turned his hand to crime writing. His first novel, which was part of a trilogy, was published in 1988. Jeffery began writing full time in 1990 and is now an internationally-renowned, best-selling author. He has published more than 30 novels and three collections of short stories, as well as a non-fiction law book. They have been translated into more than 25 languages and sold in 150 countries.
Jeffery has been awarded the Steel Dagger and the Short Story Dagger from the British Crime Writers' Association, as well as the Nero Wolfe Award. In addition, he has received the Ellery Queen Readers Award for the Best Short Story of the Year and has won the British Thumping Good Read Award.
Many of Jeffery's novels have been turned into feature films including Maiden's Grave, The Devils Teardrop and The Bone Collector, starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. Jeffery is also a folksinger and previously performed in music clubs across San Francisco and Chicago.
The Steel Kiss
Returning with another blockbuster thriller featuring forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme, the master of suspense Jefferey Deaver will keep you glued to every page with this new title. Smart technology is everywhere. It makes our lives easier, our connections faster and journeys quicker. But in the wrong hands, it can kill...Detective Amelia Sachs is hot on the trail of a murderer, chasing him through a Brooklyn department store, when her pursuit is fatally interrupted. An escalator gives way, forcing Sachs down into the machinery to help the man trapped in its depths...and enabling the suspect to flee. But was it simply a freak accident? Could the killer's presence in the store really be a coincidence? As the body count threatens to grow, Sachs and forensic expert Lincoln Rhyme realise they are facing one of their most formidable opponents ever. Someone able to turn the most commonplace product into a murder weapon. Someone who can kill by remote control...