New Year's Eve, 1999. A grisly machine gun attack in the Washington, D.C., subway system leaves dozens dead and the city crippled with fear. A note delivered to the mayor's office connects the massacre to the Digger; an emotionless assassin programmed to wreak havoc on the capital at four-hour intervals, until midnight. Only a ransom of 20 million dollars delivered to his accomplice -- and mastermind -- will end the death and terror.
But the Digger becomes a far more sinister threat when his accomplice is killed in a freak accident while en route to the money drop. With the ransom note as the single scrap of evidence. Special Agent Lukas calls upon Parker Kincaid, a retired FBI agent and the top forensic document examiner in the country. Somehow, by midnight, they must find the Digger -- before he finds them.
With intricate forensic detail. masterful plot twists, and the harrowing breakneck pace that is signature Deaver, The Devil's Teardrop is destined to continue Jeffery Deaver's bestselling track record and thrill his legions of fans worldwide.
From Chapter One
The Digger's in town.
The Digger looks like you, the Digger looks like me. He walks down the wintry streets the way anybody would, shoulders drawn together against the damp December air.
He's not tall and not short, he's not heavy and not thin.
His fingers in dark gloves might be pudgy but they might not. His feet seem large but maybe that's just the size of his shoes.
If you glanced at his eyes you wouldn't notice the shape or the color but only that they don't seem quite human, and if the Digger glanced at you while you were looking at him, his eyes might be the very last thing you ever saw.
He wears a long, black coat, or a dark blue one, and not a soul on the street notices him pass by though there are many witnesses here -- the streets of Washington, D.C., are crowded because it's morning rush hour.
The Digger's in town and it's New Year's Eve.
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