The Twelfth Card by Jeffery Deaver

May 7, 2010 at 12:23 PM (Jeffery Deaver's) (, , , )


Sixteen-year-old Geneva Settle is running from death. She’s just a bright high school kid researching a paper on one of her ancestors, but someone out there sees her as a threat. Someone who will stop at nothing to prevent her digging up the past. Someone on a mission to kill.

Lincoln Rhyme and his partner Amelia Sachs are called to the case. They’ve tracked down some of the world’s most brilliant criminals, but this particular hunt is posing more questions than answers. Where will their prey strike next? What is the historic secret he’s so desperate to protect? And how can anyone catch a killer who leaves no trace?


Like the previous book (Malice by Lisa Jackson), I had finished reading The Twelfth Card by Jeffery Deaver just hours ago. As always, I totally love Mr. Deaver’s book with all the sudden twists and turns in the plot. It’s really brilliant that during the times that you thought everything is finally over, then suddenly the villain strikes again. In addition to that, to keep the suspense intact and preventing anyone from finding out the evil-doer, the author splendidly leads readers astray with several false clues.

In this book, Mr. Deaver had mixed mystery and history together, therefore, an added bonus for readers who adore historical stories. I, however, wasn’t particularly intrigued in the government matters that were stated in the book but the author had somehow make these issues an interesting-enough read which is a good thing as they were very much related to the main mystery of the book.

Moreover, he had illustrated how difficult and stressful a police’s life is. Not everyone can survived the emotional burden that are brought by seeing a person killed in front of you. Furthermore, the author had also described the feelings and sensation the main characters go through beautifully and it’s done in a way that at times, one can feel what these fictional characters felt.

Aside from that, Mr. Jeffery Deaver had also addressed issues such as the conflict between the white and black people. One can learn much from The Twelfth Card on how the black people were mistreated back then and how they in the end achieve a sense of belonging in their countries.

Overall, The Twelfth Card by Jeffery Deaver is a wonderful read that I would recommend to others without a second thought.

Rating : 4.5


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