Twenty-one-year-old Rune is an aspiring filmmaker, but so far her only break has been scoring a job as an underpaid production assistant in Manhattan. Still, she's always on the lookout for the perfect topic for her own film--and she thinks she's found it when she witnesses the bombing of a triple-X movie theater in Times Square. Rune's got a great hook for her documentary: She plans to film it through the eyes of Shelly Lowe, the porn star whose movie was playing at the theater when it exploded. But just hours after Rune films a poignant Shelly reflecting on her dreams of becoming a serious actress, a second bomb silences the beautiful film star forever. Was Shelly in the wrong place at the wrong time--or was she the bomber's target all along? Rune vows to find out the truth behind the death of this blue movie star. But as she struggles to finish shooting her film, Rune's labor of love may be her final masterpiece--as a shooting of a more lethal kind threatens to write an ending to this story that no one wants to see....
A former journalist, folksinger and attorney, Jeffery Deaver is an international number one bestselling author. His novels have appeared on a number of bestseller lists around the world, including The New York Times, The Times of London and The Los Angeles Times. His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into 25 languages.
The author of twenty-five novels and two collections of short stories, he's been awarded the Steel Dagger and Short Story Dagger from the British Crime Writers' Association, is a three-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Reader's Award for Best Short Story of the year and is a winner of the British Thumping Good Read Award. His standalone thriller THE BODIES LEFT BEHIND won the Novel of the Year in the International Thriller Awards 2009, and Lincoln Rhyme thriller THE COLD MOON won a Grand prix from the Japanese Adventure Fiction Association and was named Book of the Year by the Mystery Writers Association of Japan.
He's been nominated for six Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America, an Anthony award and a Gumshoe Award. His book A MAIDEN'S GRAVE was made into an HBO movie starring James Gardner and Marlee Matlin, and his novel THE BONE COLLECTOR was a feature release from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. His most recent books are THE BROKEN WINDOW, ROADSIDE CROSSES and THE BODIES LEFT BEHIND. And yes, the rumors are true, he did appear as a corrupt reporter on his favourite soap opera, As the World Turns.
Readers can visit Jeffery Deaver's website at www.jefferydeaver.com.