A major motion picture starring Denzil Washington and Anjolina jolie. Originally taken from the best selling novel by Jeffery Deaver. Again, as so often, the book reads better than the transfer to screen. Based on the exploits of Lincoln Rhyme ( Denzel Washington in the movie ), one of the world's foremost forensic criminalists. He is also a quadreplegic, paralysed from the neck down. He 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 into the 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 ryhme can decipher. As the minutes countdown to each successive death of an innocent, Rhyme and Amelia Sachs ( Angelina Jolie in the movie ), the female police officer acting as his arms and legs, race to locate the victims by unravelling the Bone Collectors 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 Ryhme.
Jeffery Deaver keeps the pages turning at a brisk pace. The detail to the forensics is second to none in the detective genre. Fans of the C.S.I t.v series will love Lincoln Rhyme and love this book.
There are a further four books in the series including The Coffin Dancer, The Empty Chair, The Stone Monkey and The Vanished Man.
If you've read James Patterson's Alex Cross novels then you will love Lincoln Ryhme. The insight into the mind of a Quadriplegic and a Criminalist is superb.