Large Print - 2010
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When Washington D.C. police detective Ryan Kessler is targeted by "lifter" Henry Loving, he and his family are immediately put under government protection. Assigned to the Kesslers is protection officer Corte: uncompromising, relentlessly devoted to protecting those in his care and a brilliant game strategist. 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.
Publisher: Detroit : Thorndike Press, 2010
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781410432759
Branch Call Number: LGE-TYPE FICTION DEAVER 2010
Characteristics: 655 pages (large print) ; 23 cm


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Jun 04, 2012

I kept reading Jeffrey Deaver’s “Edge” hoping that there would be something more. There wasn’t. Not because Mr. Deaver can’t write. Not because it wasn’t inventive enough. Not because the twist at the end was expected. It was a report, not a story. Yes, I think that’s it.

Nov 11, 2011

Not his best in my view, but a quick read. Some of the plot seemed unbelievable, and I found the ultimate "why" implausible - it didn't seem 'big enough' to warrant the terror.

Jul 25, 2011

Did not like the style of writing. found that to much time was spent on terminology that made it boring even though the story was fairly good.

Jul 03, 2011

An ok effort by Deaver. The overall theme of gaming might be interesting to someone who grew up playing video games, or an obsessed collector of whatever, but I found it too intensely focussed on this one theme. The plot felt contrived and rushed... confusing at times, boring at others. Poor character development and inclusion... ie the loose canon sister. Maybe Deaver needs a break to get his edge back...

Mar 14, 2011

Others liked it, so I tried - but it was too complicated for my old brain!

debwalker Jan 11, 2011

A tense nail-biter about the standoff between a psycopathic professional killer and a federal protection officer. Vintage Deaver.

gwsuperfan Jan 02, 2011

Good to see Deaver branching out again beyond Lincoln Rhyme and Catherine Dance. Deaver's storytelling talents being combined with a protagonist who lives his life by applied game theory makes for a good mix.

Nov 23, 2010

Enjoyed this book. The idea of an shadow gov't organization that protects the "unprotectable" makes for an interesting premise. Add to that mixture, layers of who is really being protected and why, plus the determination of the "lifter" -- it's a book that I've read late into the night.


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