Settle is sixteen years old. Geneva has spent her time reading
and trying to survive alone in Harlem. Geneva wants to get a
good education and knows she will have to get good grades in order
to get accepted to a college. Geneva is working on a paper for
school based on Charles Singleton, one of her ancestors. The
term paper is the reason she is sitting alone in the library
studying Coloreds' Weekly Illustrated when she is attacked from
Her intelligence and quick thinking save her
from her attacker and he gets away. This is where the police
and Lincoln Rhyme come into the picture. The search for the
attacker takes Lincoln, Sachs and Geneva back in history to the time
when Charles Singleton lived.
Although this is the first
attempt on Geneva's life it won't be the last. Thompson Boyd
is after Geneva and he is determined that she will die. He is
an expert at leaving false clues and eluding the authorities.
He is a cold man and has little or no feelings for anyone. He
will stop at nothing to achieve his goal. Lincoln and his team
are hard at work in their efforts to catch Boyd but he manages to
send them off in many different directions.
I have enjoyed
all the Lincoln Rhyme books and I think this is one of the
best. The picture of the Twelfth Card on the cover is
deceptive but you will have to read the book to find out the true
meaning and why Geneva is in danger.
REVIEWED BY PATRICIA E.
DO NOT REPRINT WITHOUT PERMISSION OF THE REVIEWER, PATRICIA E.