Jeffery Deaver’s latest novel is not part of the Lincoln Rhyme or Kathryn Dance series, but rather a stand-alone effort in which he enters uncharted territory. While perhaps not his best book to date, it comes dangerously close to being so.
EDGE concerns a shepherd named Corte, who is charged with protecting a principal named Ryan Kessler from a lifter named Henry Loving. Got that? Okay. Let’s back up an inch or two and supply you with a couple of definitions. A “lifter” --- and Loving is one of the best --- interrogates and extracts information from a target, or principal, using such objects as sandpaper and alcohol. But he also applies the tool of getting an “edge&rdquo