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28 OCTOBER 2010
EDGE BY JEFFERY DEAVER (UK HARDCOVER)

By: FSWL team
Published:
2010-05-28
This month, Jeffrey Deaver's novel Edge is published by Hodder & Stoughton.

When Washington D.C. police detective Ryan Kessler is targeted by Henry Loving, he and his family are immediately put under government protection. Loving is a ruthless "lifter", hired to extract information from his victims, and he will use whatever means necessary including kidnapping, torturing or killing their family.

Assigned to the Kesslers is protection officer Corte: uncompromising, relentlessly devoted to protecting those in his care and a brilliant game strategist. He also knows just how brutal the lifter can be – six years earlier, Loving killed someone close to him. As tension increases between the family, the situation escalates into a deadly contest between protector and lifter as each tries to outwit the other. And as the lifter closes in on his prey, Corte must decide whether to protect his charges, or expose them to a killer in the name of personal revenge...

Reviews:
"Deaver unveils some nifty new tricks in this edge-of-your-seat thriller. Deaver's first first-person narrator, Corte, is an exciting new weapon in the author's arsenal of memorable characters." - Publishers Weekly

"Fans of Deaver's fiendishly clever suspensers won't be surprised by the nonstop deceptions, reversals, shocks and surprises, but this time they're even more varied than usual, and, given the characters' backgrounds, a lot more plausible. The result is his most successful thriller in years." - Kirkus reviews (starred review)

"This is a fine thriller with strong characters and a compelling story." - David Pitt, Booklist

"In Mr. Deaver's kaleidoscope world, the odds seem to change with each turn of the page." - Tom Nolan, Wall Street Journal

"The challenge is to figure out what the rules are in this brain-teaser of a thriller, which pits two ruthless professionals against each other in a murderous contest over the lives of a Washington, D.C., police detective and his family."
Marilyn Stasio, New York Times

Book details:
Hardback: 432 pages
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1444704443
ISBN-13: 978-1444704440

About Jeffery Deaver:
A former journalist, folksinger and attorney, Jeffery Deaver is an international number one bestselling author. His novels have appeared on a number of bestseller lists around the world, including The New York Times, The Times of London and The Los Angeles Times. His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into 25 languages.

The author of twenty-five novels and two collections of short stories, he's been awarded the Steel Dagger and Short Story Dagger from the British Crime Writers' Association, is a three-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Reader's Award for Best Short Story of the year and is a winner of the British Thumping Good Read Award. His standalone thriller THE BODIES LEFT BEHIND won the Novel of the Year in the International Thriller Awards 2009, and Lincoln Rhyme thriller THE COLD MOON won a Grand prix from the Japanese Adventure Fiction Association and was named Book of the Year by the Mystery Writers Association of Japan.

He's been nominated for six Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America, an Anthony award and a Gumshoe Award. His book A MAIDEN'S GRAVE was made into an HBO movie starring James Gardner and Marlee Matlin, and his novel THE BONE COLLECTOR was a feature release from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. His most recent books are THE BROKEN WINDOW, ROADSIDE CROSSES and THE BODIES LEFT BEHIND. And yes, the rumors are true, he did appear as a corrupt reporter on his favourite soap opera, As the World Turns.

Readers can visit Jeffery Deaver's website at www.jefferydeaver.com.

Order Edge from Amazon UK:
www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1444704443/fromswedenwit-21/

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