From the Publisher
The latest Kathryn Dance thriller from the New York Times
bestselling author of The Sleeping Doll
The Monterey Peninsula is rocked when a killer begins to leave
roadside crosses beside local highways -- not in memoriam, but as
announcements of his intention to kill. And to kill in particularly
horrific and efficient ways: using the personal details about the
victims that they''ve carelessly posted in blogs and on social
The case lands on the desk of Kathryn Dance, the California
Bureau of Investigations foremost body language expert. She and
Deputy Michael O''Neil follow the leads to Travis Brigham, a
troubled teenager whose role in a fatal car accident has inspired
vicious attacks against him on a popular blog, The Chilton Report.
As the investigation progresses, Travis vanishes. Using techniques
he learned as a brilliant participant in multiplayer online
role-playing games, he easily eludes his pursuers and continues to
track his victims. Among the obstacles Kathryn must hurdle are
politicians from Sacramento, paranoid parents and the blogger
himself, James Chilton, whose belief in the importance of blogging
and the new media threatens to derail the case and potentially
Dance''s career. It is this threat that causes Dance to take
desperate and risky measures...
In signature Jeffery Deaver style, Roadside Crosses is filled
with dozens of plot twists, cliff-hangers and heartrending personal
subplots. It is also a searing look at the accountability of
blogging and life in the online world. Roadside Crosses is
the third in Deaver''s bestselling High-Tech Thriller Trilogy,
along with The Blue Nowhere and The Broken
Unabridged Compact Disk Includes a Bonus MP3 Cd of
Jeffery Deaver''s The Blue Nowhere!
About the Author
Jeffery Deaver, Jeffrey Deaver was born in Chicago, Illinois. He received his journalism degree from the University of Missouri and his law degree from Fordham University. Before attending law school, Deaver worked as a business writer, writing poetry in his spare time, as well as songs, which he traveled around the country and performed. After law school, Deaver got a job with a Wall Street law firm practicing corporate law. He later quit practicing law, in 1990 to write full time. His first novel was entitled "Voodoo," a horror story, his first and only book of that kind. Deaver went on to write suspense novels, including "A Maiden's Grave," which was made into a film by HBO called "Dead Silence." His novel "The Bone Collector" was made into a feature film by Universal Pictures featuring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. He writes short stories for Ellery Queen Readers and Alfred Hitchcock magazines. Deaver is a 4 time Edgar Award nominee as well as having received the Ellery Queen Readers Award for Best Short Story of the Year twice. He is the author of fifteen novels and has written some of those stories under the pseudonym William Jeffries.
About the Book
In the latest addition to the Kathryn Dance series, Deaver tells the chilling tale of a vigilante seeking revenge--in both the cyber world and the real one.
Published: January 10, 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1416549994
ISBN - 13: 9781416549994