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The sleeping doll, Jeffery Deaver

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The sleeping doll
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The sleeping doll
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Jeffery Deaver
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  • Kathryn Dance, an investigator with the California Bureau of Investigation, returns from Deaver's The Cold Moon (where she was a secondary) in this post–prison break pulse-pounder. Dance is the lead cop handling the escape of psychopathic killer Daniel Pell, dubbed "Son of Manson" by the press for his "family" of young runaways and his most horrendous crime, the murders of computer engineer William Croyton, Croyton's wife and two of their three children. The only child left alive, nine-year-old Theresa, is known as the Sleeping Doll. Pell, charismatic and diabolically intelligent, continually eludes capture, but Dance, a specialist in interrogation and kinesics (or body language), is never more than a few suspenseful minutes behind. Dance is nicely detailed, and procedural scenes where she uses somatic cues to ferret out liars are fascinating. The book sags in its long middle, but toward the end Deaver digs into his bottomless bag of unexpected twists and turns, keeping readers wide-eyed with surprise, and leaving them looking forward to more of the perspicacious Dance. (June) --Staff (Reviewed April 2, 2007) (Publishers Weekly, vol 254, issue 14, p39)
  • An explosive prison escape in the opening pages sets a dynamic pace in Deaver's newest suspense thriller. Kathryn Dance, the kinesics expert from the California Bureau of Investigation first introduced in last year's The Cold Moon , an entry in the Lincoln Rhyme/Amelia Sachs series, leads the investigation in this psychological exploration of a cult leader's mentality. Years earlier, Daniel Pell masterminded the brutal Charles Manson-like murder of a wealthy Silicon Valley entrepreneur and his family. Now he's escaped, and his perceived evilness sends California into high-panic mode. With her knack for reading people's body language, Dance joins with her team to assemble an unconventional group of helpers in a Monterey-based pursuit so full of twists and turns that the reader will feel unsettled even after the last page. Pell's "family" of three former cult members and the only survivor of the original murder all help Dance outsmart Pell, a self-taught Pied Piper. Deaver is still fleshing out Dance and her partners, but we sense a series coming—if not another movie (two of Deaver's books have already been adapted to the screen). Recommended for all popular collections. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 2/15/07 and Prepub Mystery, LJ 2/1/07.]—Teresa L. Jacobsen, Solano Cty. Lib., Fairfield, CA --Teresa L. Jacobsen (Reviewed May 1, 2007) (Library Journal, vol 132, issue 8, p71)
  • The creator of quadriplegic criminalist Lincoln Rhyme (The Cold Moon, 2006, etc.) presents a new supersleuth to match wits with his latest supervillain.Kathryn Dance is a specialist in interrogation kinesics. She's so good at reading the tiniest movements of the people she's talking to that she's a human lie detector. She's the obvious person for the California Bureau of Investigation to send to interrogate Daniel Pell eight years after the slaughter of computer expert William Croyton and his family landed him in a maximum-security prison for life. Pell is now under suspicion in another cold case. But Dance doesn't have much chance to use her vaunted skills, because hours after her chat with Pell, he escapes in a movie-ready set piece and goes on the lam with the accomplice who helped break him out. Pell's long-range plan is to form a new cult-like Family to replace the three women who were captured along with him and retreat to a private mountaintop he owns. But first he means to protect himself from every possible threat to his future welfare, and that means killing—Theresa Croyton, the daughter who survived her family's murder? Morton Nagle, the fishy true-crime writer who's researching a book on the case? The three Family members Dance has brought together in an uneasy reunion? Dance and her colleagues in the CBI and the Monterey prosecutor's office? The action sequences organized around sightings of Pell and attempts to protect potential victims are expertly staged, and no one in the business can match Deaver's gift for palming an ace under your nose while he tricks you into looking the other way. Longtime fans, however, will see several twists coming and—sensing the approach of Deaver's most unwisely beloved convention, the false-bottom epilogue—will know enough to skip the last 50 pages.A professional, forgettable barn-burner. (Kirkus Reviews, May 1, 2007)
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Deaver, Jeffery
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Kathryn Dance novels
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The sleeping doll, Jeffery Deaver
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428 pages
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9780743260947
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2006038548
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The sleeping doll, Jeffery Deaver
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428 pages
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9780743260947
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(hardcover)
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2006038548
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