It was a "million-dollar bullet," a sniper shot delivered from over a mile away. Its victim was no ordinary mark: he was a United States citizen, targeted by the United States government, and assassinated in the Bahamas.
The nation's most renowned investigator and forensics expert,... read more
"The Kill Room" is the tenth Lincoln Rhyme novel Deaver has given us. The plot centers on a CIA-style government agency called the National Intelligence and Operations Service (NIOS), which may have ordered a hit on an innocent American citizen. Robert Moreno is known for his vocal opposition... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
"The Kill Room" is the tenth Lincoln Rhyme novel Deaver has given us. The plot centers on a CIA-style government agency called the National Intelligence and Operations Service (NIOS), which may have ordered a hit on an innocent American citizen. Robert Moreno is known for his vocal opposition to US foreign policy, but was he really planning a terrorist attack? Or was he targeted by the NIOS chief, who just didn't like Moreno's anti-American rhetoric? And who actually fired the "million dollar bullet" into Moreno's hotel room in the Bahamas? Was it the same person who has been torturing and murdering potential witnesses? When ADA Nance Laurel decides to prosecute both the shooter and the NIOS chief for Moreno's murder, she calls in Rhyme and Sachs to work the evidence.
At the heart of the story is a complex debate over whether it's ethical to order drone strikes against American citizens who may or may not be dangerous to the safety of the country. It may be easy in our current technological world to kill a man from thousands of miles away, but is it right to kill someone before he's actually committed any crime? And what about the "collateral damage," people inevitably caught in the cross-fire? Is the "good of the country" worth the lives of the innocent?
“I disaprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”Evelyn Beatrice Hall "The Firiends of Voltair", 1906
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