History Literature / LincolnRhyme

10th Apr '16 9:01:34 AM Klaudandus
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Part of the [[spoiler: twist endings]] of ''The Bone Collector'' and ''The Empty Chair''. [[spoiler: One of the kidnapped victims that was rescued in ''The Bone Collector'' turns out to be a domestic terrorist that blows a bomb in the UN building at the end of the book. And one of the rescued victims in ''The Empty Chair'' almost kills Lincoln in revenge for the arrest of her boyfriend]].

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: NiceJobBreakingItHero:
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Part of the [[spoiler: twist endings]] of ''The Bone Collector'' and ''The Empty Chair''. [[spoiler: One of the kidnapped victims that was rescued in ''The Bone Collector'' turns out to be a domestic terrorist that blows a bomb in the UN building at the end of the book. And one of the rescued victims in ''The Empty Chair'' almost kills Lincoln in revenge for the arrest of her boyfriend]].boyfriend]].
** What led to the TenMinuteRetirement right before the start of ''The Steel Kiss''. [[spoiler: His obsession with finding every single detail led to a white-collar criminal to be sentenced and eventually killed in prison, on a gun-possession charge, a gun that was his father's heirloom and had never been used, but still carried a mandatory sentence. Even worse when the white-collar criminal was using drugs and money to help out a charity to help heroin addicts, and with him gone it was gonna close.]]
10th Apr '16 8:56:22 AM Klaudandus
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** Vernon Griffith's first victim in ''The Skin Collector'' falls into the motor of an escalator and is so horribly crushed and mangled by the gears that he almost splits in half, and he immediately begs Sachs to [[MercyKill kill him]].

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** Vernon Griffith's first victim in ''The Skin Collector'' Steel Kiss'' falls into the motor of an escalator and is so horribly crushed and mangled by the gears that he almost splits in half, and he immediately begs Sachs to [[MercyKill kill him]].
10th Apr '16 8:13:01 AM SbenLives
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** ''The Steel Kiss'': [[spoiler: Once Alicia realizes that Rhyme and Archer have her figured out, she tries to knock Archer unconscious and comes after Rhyme with a razor blade, almost successfully killing him. However, Archer, who turns out not to be completely crippled, knocks Alicia out with a lamp.]]



** Ron Pulaski started as a simple rookie cop in ''The Twelfth Card'' and has since become a main character on the same level as Sachs or Sellitto.



** Vernon Griffith's first victim in ''The Skin Collector'' falls into the motor of an escalator and is so horribly crushed and mangled by the gears that he almost splits in half, and he immediately begs Sachs to [[MercyKill kill him]].



** [[spoiler: Vernon's brother Peter]] in ''The Steel Kiss''.



* DropTheHammer: Unsub40 / [[spoiler:Vernon Griffith]] bludgeons someone to death with a ball-peen hammer in ''The Steel Kiss''.

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* DropTheHammer: Unsub40 The People's Guardian / [[spoiler:Vernon Griffith]] Vernon Griffith bludgeons someone people to death with a ball-peen hammer in ''The Steel Kiss''.



* EvilLuddite: Unsub40 / The People's Guardian / [[spoiler:Vernon Griffith]] in ''The Steel Kiss'' hates "Shoppers" and kills people with electronics to make a point. [[spoiler: 'cept that's not really his motivation, it's actually a revenge plot and when he refers to "shoppers", he refers to the people that bullied him and his brother during his school years during the workshop class.]]

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* EvilLuddite: Unsub40 Unsub 40 / The People's Guardian / [[spoiler:Vernon Griffith]] Vernon Griffith in ''The Steel Kiss'' hates "Shoppers" and kills people with electronics to make a point. [[spoiler: 'cept Except that's not really his motivation, it's actually a someone else's revenge plot and when plot. When he refers to "shoppers", he refers to is talking about the people that bullied him and his brother during his school years during the workshop class.]]



** Vernon Griffith [[spoiler: was viciously bullied by kids in his woodshop class for having Marfan syndrome, and his brother (who had the same condition) eventually killed himself after a particularly vicious prank.]]



* {{Hypocrite}}: Lincoln Rhyme. See ItsAllAboutMe below for more details.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: Lincoln Rhyme. See ItsAllAboutMe below for more details.ItsAllAboutMe.



* ItsAllAboutMe: Rhyme can be quite like this, easily dismissing that he might be at fault for anything.
** Particularly bad in "The Steel Kiss" where he steals Mel Cooper for a civilian liability case, even if it means Sachs is left to run a case with less than stellar technicians. [[spoiler: Even worse when it turns out they're actually working in parallel, and taking Mel Cooper from her means they lost evidence.]]

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* ItsAllAboutMe: Rhyme can be quite like this, easily dismissing that he might be at fault for anything.
** Particularly bad in "The ''The Steel Kiss" Kiss'' where he steals Mel Cooper for a civilian liability case, even if though it means Sachs is left to run a murder case with less than stellar technicians. [[spoiler: Even worse when it turns Since the cases turn out they're actually working to both be connected to the People's Guardian killing spree, this results in parallel, slower work and taking Mel Cooper from her means they lost evidence.]]



** TwistEnding: ''The Bone Collector'', ''The Empty Chair'', and ''The Skin Collector''.

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** TwistEnding: ''The Bone Collector'', Collector'' ([[spoiler: Carol Ganz is a terrorist who bombs the embassy]]), ''The Empty Chair'', Chair'' ([[spoiler: Lydia the nurse was affiliated with the conspirators and sabotages Rhyme's surgery]]), and ''The Skin Collector''.Collector'' ([[spoiler: the Watchmaker was FakingTheDead]]).



* ScienceMarchesOn: The 2nd book ''The Coffin Dancer'' has Rhyme use his new computer, with a blazing speed of 200 Mhz.



* TenMinuteRetirement: Rhyme, at the beginning of the series.

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* SympathyForTheDevil: At the end of ''The Steel Kiss'', [[spoiler: Rhyme and Amelia both express sympathy for Vernon Griffith after hearing of his traumatic past and how Alicia used him throughout the killing spree. Rhyme even comes to recognize Vernon as one of the most complex and tragic killers he has ever faced.]]
* TenMinuteRetirement: Rhyme, at the beginning of the series. He has another one in ''The Steel Kiss'' after a case goes sour. Predictably, since the series continues on, neither of these last.



** Vernon Griffith is [[spoiler: taking orders from his girlfriend Alicia, who is the real mastermind and sole beneficiary of the People's Guardian scheme.]]



** Vernon Griffith kills people by hacking electronics with a smart remote, starting by crushing a man to death in a malfunctioning escalator.



* ToThePain: In ''The Skin Collector'', Billy Haven's MO is to use a tattoo gun to inject lethal doses of poisons known for not only their lethality but also the pain they can cause into his victims' abdomen.

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* ToThePain: In Jacob Swann in ''The Skin Collector'', Billy Haven's MO Kill Room'' is to use a tattoo gun to inject lethal doses fond of poisons known for not only their lethality but also the pain they can cause into describing exactly how he will go about mutilating his victims' abdomen.victims when they're helpless.



* VillainousBreakdown: In ''The Coffin Dancer'', [[spoiler: the titular villian, after getting shot by Sachs and having his right eye destroyed, still tries to murder his target, slowly crawling towards her with a sharp stone in his hands.]]

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* VillainousBreakdown: In ''The Coffin Dancer'', [[spoiler: the titular villian, villain, after getting shot by Sachs and having his right eye destroyed, still tries to murder his target, slowly crawling towards her with a sharp stone in his hands.]]
10th Apr '16 4:41:32 AM Klaudandus
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* DropTheHammer: Vernon Griffith bludgeons someone to death with a ball-peen hammer in ''The Steel Kiss''.

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* DropTheHammer: Vernon Griffith Unsub40 / [[spoiler:Vernon Griffith]] bludgeons someone to death with a ball-peen hammer in ''The Steel Kiss''.



* EvilLuddite: The People's Guardian / [[spoiler:Vernon Griffith]] in ''The Steel Kiss'' hates "Shoppers" and kills people with electronics to make a point. [[spoiler: 'cept that's not really his motivation, it's actually a revenge plot and when he refers to "shoppers", he refers to the people that bullied him and his brother during his school years during the workshop class.]]

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* EvilLuddite: Unsub40 / The People's Guardian / [[spoiler:Vernon Griffith]] in ''The Steel Kiss'' hates "Shoppers" and kills people with electronics to make a point. [[spoiler: 'cept that's not really his motivation, it's actually a revenge plot and when he refers to "shoppers", he refers to the people that bullied him and his brother during his school years during the workshop class.]]
10th Apr '16 4:38:16 AM Klaudandus
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* EvilLuddite: The People's Guardian / Vernon Griffith in ''The Steel Kiss'' hates "Shoppers" and kills people with electronics to make a point.

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* EvilLuddite: The People's Guardian / Vernon Griffith [[spoiler:Vernon Griffith]] in ''The Steel Kiss'' hates "Shoppers" and kills people with electronics to make a point.point. [[spoiler: 'cept that's not really his motivation, it's actually a revenge plot and when he refers to "shoppers", he refers to the people that bullied him and his brother during his school years during the workshop class.]]
9th Apr '16 2:39:28 PM Klaudandus
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* {{Hypocrite}}: Lincoln Rhyme. See ItsAllAboutMe below for more details.


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* ItsAllAboutMe: Rhyme can be quite like this, easily dismissing that he might be at fault for anything.
** Particularly bad in "The Steel Kiss" where he steals Mel Cooper for a civilian liability case, even if it means Sachs is left to run a case with less than stellar technicians. [[spoiler: Even worse when it turns out they're actually working in parallel, and taking Mel Cooper from her means they lost evidence.]]
8th Apr '16 1:10:43 PM SbenLives
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* BigEater: Vernon in ''The Steel Kiss'', who can scarf down a dozen burgers without feeling satisfied despite being notably skinny.



* DropTheHammer: Vernon Griffith bludgeons someone to death with a ball-peen hammer in ''The Steel Kiss''.



* EvilLuddite: The People's Guardian / Vernon Griffith in ''The Steel Kiss'' hates "Shoppers" and kills people with electronics to make a point.



* NothingIsScarier: 522 going on the offensive. Absolutely nobody is safe when he gets his fingers into their personal lives. [[spoiler: Sellitto is framed for failing a drug test and temporarily suspended, Sachs has her treasured car repossessed and scrapped, and the power to Rhyme's house is turned off, leaving his life support reliant on battery power. And if it weren't for Sachs running into him, it would have gotten even worse.]]



* OmniscientDatabase: Lincoln was working on several, he's dismayed to find out some were not completed once he was out of the force.

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* OmniscientDatabase: Lincoln was working on several, and he's dismayed to find out some were not completed once he was out of the force.



* OnlyOneName: Thom. [[spoiler: We find out eight books in that his last name is 'Reston'.]]

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* OnlyOneName: Thom. [[spoiler: We don't find out eight books in that his last name is 'Reston'.]]'Reston' until ''The Broken Window''.
8th Apr '16 12:46:00 PM SbenLives
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** ''The Killing Room'' (2013)

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** ''The Killing Kill Room'' (2013)
22nd Mar '16 10:10:09 PM SbenLives
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** Jacob Swann grew fixated on cooking as a way of getting his neglectful, frequently absentee father to pay more attention to him -- which was an only momentarily successful endeavor. [[KnifeNut His acquired skills with knives, on the other hand, stuck with him for life.]]



* PlotTwist: Every ''single'' book has multiple. Sometimes even two or three in quick succession.

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* PlotTwist: Every ''single'' single book has multiple. Sometimes even two or three is filled with them, often multiple in quick succession.succession. The series and author have become so associated with them that there's a good chance any fact supposedly laid out as truth is a multi-layered lie.


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* PsychoForHire: Stephen Kall in ''The Coffin Dancer'' is a reliable, world-renowned mercenary and ProfessionalKiller. He also has severe mental traumas and experiences hallucinations about worms in his hands that compel him to wash them until they bleed.
** Jacob Swann in ''The Kill Room'' is an independent specialist hired to clean up and dispose of witnesses related to a military operation. That he has a perverse fixation on inflicting pointless ColdBloodedTorture on his victims by [[KnifeNut using various types of knives]] to shred flesh like he's cooking is of no concern to his employers.
22nd Mar '16 9:51:12 PM SbenLives
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A DetectiveDrama series written by lawyer-turned-novelist Jeffery Deaver, currently at eleven books with a twelfth on the way.

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A DetectiveDrama series written by lawyer-turned-novelist Jeffery Deaver, currently at eleven twelve books with a twelfth on the way.
and counting.
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