The Empty Chair Book Summary and Study Guide

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In this Lincoln Rhyme mystery, Lincoln faces his ultimate opponent: a kidnapper and murderer dubbed the "Insect Boy." But Rhyme is in for a surprise when he learns that catching a criminal is one thing...keeping him is another. Now Rhyme finds himself hunting a ruthless killer in the heart of a southern swampland. He is going head-tohead with his protege, Amelia Sachs, in a rivalry that tests the limits of both their experience and their love.
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The review of this Book prepared by Boppy

The book was the third in the Bone Collector, Licoln Rhyme, series. It was good but way to many plot twist by the end you were sitting there thinking, not again this is old. It is alright if ya just need a quick read.
The review of this Book prepared by Adam Franks

Lincoln Rhyme and amelia Sachs have to face their toughest challenge, each other. Sachs and Rhyme appear in this book in opposite sides of the action.
The review of this Book prepared by Jose Notario

Lincoln Rhyme, in North Carolina for surgery that might get him out of his wheelchair, becomes involved in solving a series of kidnappings. His high tech forensics skills are challenged by the lack of equipment and motivation of the locals. He and Amanda are at complete odds over these cases and the interplay between them as antoganists is wonderful!
The review of this Book prepared by Judy Mellin

Confined to his wheelchair Lincoln Rhyme and his companion/partner are fighting the clock to find a kidnapped girl and hunt down the "alleged" kidnapper/murderer! This latest installment has Amelia and Lincoln at odds with each other as Amelia breaks the suspect out of jail and heads out on a wild goose chase to find the "real killer". Good luck keeping up with this rollercoaster ride of a great mystery!
The review of this Book prepared by Beth

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   escape/rescue from kidnappers General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   finding a known killer If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...    -   hunted by killer/stalker

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's    -   40's-50's


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   sail boat    -   swimming on City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   scientific labs

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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