The First Lincoln Rhyme Thriller
Lincoln Rhyme is one of the world's foremost forensic criminalists. He is also a quadriplegic, paralysed from the neck down . . .
Lincoln Rhyme is strapped in his bed and actually planning his suicide when he gets a call he can't ignore from his old partner in the force. A single human hand has been found, buried on a deserted railway track on New York's West Side - the hand belonging to a man who got in a cab at the airport and never got out. And the driver was the Bone Collector.
The Bone Collector, a killer and kidnapper obsessed with old New York, leaves clues that only Lincoln Rhyme can decipher. As the minutes count down towards each successive death of an innocent, Rhyme and the female police officer acting as his arms and legs race to locate the victims by unravelling the Bone Collector's clues.
Slowly the criminalist begins to narrow the noose around the kidnapper. But it appears the Bone Collector has his own plans, and is narrowing his own noose - around Lincoln Rhyme.