The Devil's Teardrop (Mass Market Paperback)

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New Year's Eve, 1999. After an early morning machine-gun attack by a madman man called the Digger leaves dozens dead in the Washington, D.C. subway, the mayor's office receives a message demanding twenty million dollars by midnight or more innocents will die. With the ransom note as the only evidence, Special Agent Margaret Lukas calls upon retired FBI agent and the nation's premiere document examiner Parker Kincaid, to join the manhunt for the Digger -- or for hundreds, the first moments of the new century will be their last on earth.

Praise For…

San Francisco Examiner

A devil of a thriller.

The New York Times Book Review

A fiendish suspense thriller....Leaves us weak.

Library Journal

A consummate thriller....highly recommended.


From the very first page...both the reader and the party-hatted residents of Washington, D.C., know they're in for a very wild last night of the century.

The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)

Deaver writes the types of thrillers that would challenge the most enthusiastic roller-coaster rider...he crafts provocative opening scenes to draw readers in, send chills down their spines, and force them to turn the pages. Quick, unexpected plot turns are guaranteed to keep that adrenaline pumping right up until the final pages.

San Jose Mercury News

A professional, high-quality crime thriller....Deaver is the current master of pure detection -- an effervescent Sherlock Holmes-style blend of science and inspiration that makes his books sing and dance.

San Francisco Examiner

[A] devil of a thriller....Fascinating....Full of good characters and dialogue.


Deaver is a master of ticking-bomb suspense.

The Denver Post

A fast read, chockablock with twists and turns that pave the way to a satisfying conclusion....Vintage Deaver, a smattering of clues and a race against time.


Action-packed....Suspense fans everywhere....will appreciate and enjoy this well-crafted tale of mystery and terror....Deaver is at his best here.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780671038441
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication Date: April 1st, 2000
Pages: 480