Deaver is on my 'carry list' of authors every trip to the library. This one upholds Deaver's ability to pick up the pace and grip the reader from start to finish. Clear, exciting, complex and thoroughly compelling reading. His device of inserting the evidence list with additions from time to time could be left behind - but I can see it helping keep 'bedtime readers', who may sometimes get drowsy, to keep on track. I'd say 4.5 stars.