The Steel Kiss

Version: Unabridged
Author: Jeffery Deaver
Narrator: Edoardo Ballerini
Genres: Thriller
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Published In: November 2016
# of Units: 13 CDs
Length: 14 hours, 30 minutes
Tell Your Friends:


New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver returns with his next blockbuster thriller featuring forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme.

Amelia Sachs is hot on the trail of a killer. She's chasing him through a department store in Brooklyn when an escalator malfunctions. The stairs give way, with one man horribly mangled by the gears. Sachs is forced to let her quarry escape as she jumps in to try to help save the victim. She and famed forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme soon learn, however, that the incident may not have been an accident at all, but the first in a series of intentional attacks. They find themselves up against one of their most formidable opponents ever: a brilliant killer who turns common products into murder weapons. As the body count threatens to grow, Sachs and Rhyme must race against the clock to unmask his identity--and discover his mission--before more people die.

Reviews (4)


Written by Jodi B. on August 10th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Loved it!

Written by Kim schlegel on February 4th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This was my fiirst Jeffrey Deaver novel and I loved it. It was very interesting spending time in the mind of a sadistic killer that was written so well. I loved the varied points of view this was the story never gets stale and drags. I would absolutely recommend this read to anyone who enjoys this genre. Going to download the Bone Collector next and can't wait to read more by this author.

Written by Linda Corbett on July 14th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Exactly what I expected! Well read and the storyline was excellent! Love Jeffery Deaver.

Written by Deborah Seate on April 16th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 2/5

Normally I love Jeffery Deaver's books; "The Steel Kiss" is an exception. I found this book so disturbing in places that I would advance to the next chapter. I am not interested in spending time in the sick mind of a killer. I prefer the focus to be on solving the mystery.

Author Details

Author Details

Deaver, Jeffery

A former journalist, folksinger and attorney, Jeffery Deaver is an international number-one bestselling author. His novels have appeared on a number of bestseller lists around the world, including The New York Times, The Times of London and The Los Angeles Times. His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into 25 languages. The author of twenty-three novels and two collections of short stories, he's been awarded the Steel Dagger and Short Story Dagger from the British Crime Writers' Association, is a three-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Reader's Award for Best Short Story of the Year and is a winner of the British Thumping Good Read Award. His thriller The Cold Moon won a Grand prix from the Japanese

Adventure Fiction Association and was named Book of the Year by the Mystery Writers Association of Japan. He's been nominated for six Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America, an Anthony Award and a Gumshoe Award. He was recently shortlisted for the ITV3 Crime Thriller Award for Best International Author.

His book A Maiden's Grave was made into an HBO movie starring James Garner and Marlee Matlin, and his novel The Bone Collector was a feature release from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. His most recent books are The Bodies Left Behind, The Broken Window, The Sleeping Doll and More Twisted: Collected Stories, Volume II. And, yes, the rumors are true, he did appear as a corrupt reporter on his favorite soap opera, As The World Turns.

Jeff is presently alternating his series featuring Kathryn Dance, who will make her appearances in odd number years, and Lincoln Rhyme, who will appear in even.