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Lagu Untuk Sang Perawan (A Maiden's Grave)

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08.30, bus yang membawa delapan murid perempuan tunarungu dan guru-guru mereka mendadak mengerem di jalan yang sunyi. Seharusnya mereka tidak pernah berhenti. Tiga napi pelarian sedang menunggu.

12.00, Arthur Potter, negosiator senior FBI, tiba di rumah jagal tua. Di sanalah gadis-gadis itu disandera, dalam bangunan bekas pembantaian, yang dingin, lembap, dan masih menguark
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Paperback, 632 pages
Published 2010 by Gramedia Pustaka Utama (first published 1995)
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Jonetta
Three convicts escape from a state prison in Kansas and the horror begins when they intersect with a school bus carrying deaf students and two teachers on a lonely road. They're trapped in an abandoned slaughterhouse while federal and state law enforcement surround them and hostage negotiations ensue.

This was a harrowing story and a psychological thriller as the main leader for the felons isn't your typical escapee. The tangle between federal and state officials complicate the situation as duel
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Carl Brookins
This is one terrific thriller, children. It is not a cozy, or a whozie. There are no Uzis, international terrorists, or high-tech missiles. This novel takes a whole six pages of the first chapter to rear up from the page and grab you by the throat. And it doesn't let go until well after page 422.

You're in Kansas, rolling across fields of amber-waving grain. On a school bus with a group of deaf children, aged seven or eight to seventeen. You are in the wrong place at the wrong time. Three escaped
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Ami
I picked this book because I had been having dry spell with anything with even a touch of romance in it, and I was desperate. I thought I need to read non-romance to get my mojo back. And boy, did I choose the right book to do the job.

This book was TOP NOTCH suspense! I was on the edge of my seat and bed all the frickin' time ... from the moment where Lou Handy and two of his friends took hostage of eight deaf girls along with their teachers ... to that very end (and god damn that ending!). The
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Janie Johnson
This having been my first experience reading Deaver, I was just a little apprehensive. I did not know if I would like his work or not. I know I kept basing my thoughts on the movie The Bone Collector, and I loved that one. So I figured I would plunge in and get started with A Maiden's Grave. I was not disappointed, but I must say, I was frustrated from time to time.

This was a nicely flowing, unpredictable tale. It had me pretty much hooked from the first page. It wasn't necessarily fast paced, b
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Robert
The man is good. That was my first thought after finishing A MAIDEN’S GRAVE. If you want to learn how to plot a novel, then you’d be hard pressed to find a better author to learn from than the master himself. And he knows how to tackle damaged characters, not just emotionally damaged, but physically damaged, scarred to the point that you’re only left with pieces, and the pieces don’t seem to fit together the way that they should.

This novel is filled with enough twists and turns to keep you guess
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Tony
Jeffery Deaver- A Maiden’s Grave (Signet 1996) 4.75 Stars

A Maiden’s Grave is the first Deaver book that I have ever read and I enjoyed it thoroughly. I will likely be reading a lot more of his novels in the future. In this particular novel, Arthur Potter is called to negotiate with a group of hostage takers that have captured a group of deaf students. Being a federal hostage negotiation agent he must fight to get the support of state officials who would rather have control of the situation for p
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Dipanjan
Mr. Deaver spins a master plot with "A Maiden's Grave". It's not at all about his expertise in Forensic investigations. This story is about Hostage Negotiations. And what a ride it was. This is a book to be savored. Don't speed read or you may miss out on the exotic taste of the game of psychology interspersed with a steady battle of wits.

There is also a very mature romantic angle in the plot. Not too overt, not the stupid puppy passionate romance but more of a serene yet strong romance between
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Angela~twistedmind~
I don't know why I don't read Deaver more often. Although he, by far, isn't my favorite author he is amoung the, oh, say, top 5 and I've yet to be disappointed by anything of his that I've read. When I picked up A Maiden's Grave for a few dollars I fully expected to have a 'meh' attitude about it, going on the synopsis-but I figured, hey, it should be entertaining enough and if not I'm only out a few dollars. I was pleasantly surprised to often find myself unwilling to put it down because it was ...more
Cláudia
3,5

I like Jeffery Deaver's books a lot but I always get the feeling that he just drags the story for too long, that it could be cut short without missing any of the good parts.
In this book a bus with deaf young girls and 2 teachers is hijacked and the all book deals with the negociation to get them out. There are no easy ways and a good crime/thriller book doesn't have only good things happening, all the good people surviving and living happily ever after. The negociation is hard and a lot of th
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David
Hostage barricade dramas are very interesting. How the negotiator plays the hostage takers has always been very interesting to me. In this case Deaver creates a very interesting cast of characters dealing with such a situation. The behind the scenes of hostage negotiators was very interesting and I don't know how much of it is a result of Deaver's imagination and how much real intelligence has. In fact, I would be concerned, if I was a negotiator, of some of the tricks used becoming common knowl ...more
Patricia
Good book rates probably 3.5....was a bit concerned about a 419 page book about basically a hostage negotiation situation but was pleasantly surprised, it was a page turner at times and dragged a bit at other times. A couple of things I didn't care for were Melanie's happy place music room with the imagined character L'eppe for Potter, or the romantic vibe btw Melanie and Potter, could of done without that weirdness...also it seemed easy for the hostages to escape, you would think after the firs ...more
Chana
Started out kind of slow in my opinion, I was expecting a somewhat run of the mill hostage-takers/FBI negotiators type thriller. No way. This book just got better and better, and very unexpected. The bad guy is crazy good at being a bad guy. One of his two fellow hostage takers is an unrepentant and rapacious rapist. The hostages are 2 teachers and 8 students, all females and most of them young children, from a school for the deaf. Most of the hostages cannot hear at all, the hostage takers cann ...more
Rashmi Pant
Jeffery Deaver is one of my favourite authors and this book does not disappoint either. As a plot it is very simple... 8 deaf girls are taken hostage in an old slaughterhouse in Kansas by three criminals who have escaped prison. Arthur Potter, the FBI's best hostage negotiator is called in. A what a fantastic job Deaver does in keeping the momentum taut and gripping. Definitely a good read!!
Greg
I was very surprised with this book! It started slow but ended great!
Levent Mollamustafaoglu
A Maiden's Grave tells about an abduction where a convicted felon and his friends escaping from prison abduct a set of deaf girls and their teacher. They take refuge in an abandoned slaughterhouse and the FBI quickly takes control of the situation with one its Hostage Negotiation experts. Again, Jeffery Deaver has used his well-known technique of deception and plots-within-plots in this novel, so he gets you guessing until the very end. However, for a Deaver-fan like me who has read many of his ...more
Thomas Strömquist
Just before "The Bone Collector" there was "A Maiden's Grave" and it is about just as thrilling. Some escaped convicts capture a school bus of girls from a deaf school and threatens to kill them one by one. A negotiator fights the clock.
Jeffrey
Published in 1995, this is one of Jeffery Deaver's earlier efforts before he introduced readers to his recurring character, Lincoln Rhyme in his famous novel, THE BONE COLLECTOR.

The story concerns the kidnapping of eight deaf girls and their two teachers by three escaped convicts who hold them hostage in an abandoned Kansas slaughterhouse.

What follows is a twelve-hour war of nerves between the gang's ringleader and the FBI's senior hostage negotiator.

Although the story bogs down somewhat in the
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Jen Mays
An escaped convict, an abandoned slaughterhouse, a busload of deaf schoolchildren held hostage, and one tired hostage negotiator set the stage for a tense story. It would seem Lou Handy has nothing to fear, not even death, since he's deliberately holed himself and his partners up in what appears to be a dead-end holdout instead of fleeing when he had the chance. He has zero emotional connection to any of the girls he's taken other than as bargaining chips for what he wants, and since he starts w ...more
Cecily
very unnecessary rape scene!!!!!!!
Thomas Bruso
Gripping and gut-wrenchingly scary, Jeffery Deaver, author of the ever-popular Lincoln Rhyme novels, delivers the goods in his powerful standalone, A MAIDEN'S GRAVE.

Fierce and utterly terrifying, small children, ranging from seven to fourteen, are helpless and vulnerable as they are held hostage in an abounded slaughterhouse by gun-wielding mad men. Bear, Stout and Brutus.

Even the parts that may slow the pace of the story, scenes between federal, state and local officers, (Art Potter, Dean Still
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ucha
Review #2

Bahasa isyarat dan teknik negosiasi sandera

Jahat itu sederhana dan baik itu rumit. Dan yang sederhana selalu menang. Pada akhirnya segala sesuatu berakhir di sana. Sederhana selalu menang.. (hlm 607)

Inilah buku Jeffery Deaver yang pertama kubaca, setelah sebelumnya pernah menonton film The Bone Collector yang ternyata dibuat berdasar karyanya.Kisah tentang delapan siswi tuna rungu dan dua guru Sekolah Laurent Clerc dalam perjalanan untuk menonton teater di Topeka dijadikan sandera oleh
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Wieta
Setelah beberapa historical romance genre, aku memutuskan untuk membeli buku ini. Mudah2an bagus. Buku J.Deaver sebelumnya yg sempat aku baca setengah adalah Speaking In Tongues, mudah2an yg ini lebih menarik karena ada embel2nya 'Bestseller #1 International'.

Baru baca bab 1 dan 2, sejauh ini baru pengenalan tokoh. Di sisi sandera ada para wanita tuna rungu (8,10,12,14,17 tahun), di sisi penyandera ada 3 napi pelarian, di sisi polisi ada beberapa tokoh termasuk negosiator, agen federal, polisi n
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Maggie
Arthur Potter, FBI senior hostage negotiator is at the scene in Kansas where eight deaf students and their two teachers, are held hostage in an abandoned slaughterhouse by three escaped convicts.

Reading about the barricade and the negotiation for virtually most of this book was tiresome. It was interesting but I felt it really could have been shortened to half of those 400 pages. The topic or subject matter is distressing and very easy to visualize. The narration here didn't have you holding yo
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Bob
PB -A school bus with deaf teachers and school children is driving thru the Kansas country side on the way to a performance. They pass an accident and the driver stops to see what help can be rendered, but they wind up being the ones in need of help. The occupants of one car are dead and the occupants of the other, 3 escaped federal convicts are anything but. The teachers and the children (all Girls of various ages) are taken hostages by the escapes and driven to a near by abandoned slaughter ho ...more
Jeff Brateman
Classic hostage negotiator story, with weird twists. So near the end of this book, I was thinking that it was pretty stupid. It just was like all sweet, the type of ending to make you go "awwwww" and bat your eyelids. But that was not the end, thankfully. If it was, I would've thrown this book into the trash immediately. I now plan to wait a few days to send this book into eternal damnation with the rest of the love story in this book, rather than immediately cast it to the depths of unknown per ...more
~Stephanie S.
A Maiden’s Grave:
Surviving the Unimaginable

Imagine being deaf, but also being kidnapped and held hostage by three well-known murderers and rapists. This is exactly what happened to Melanie, Mrs. Harstrawn and their eight students.

While driving to a sign-language poetry reading in Topeka, Kansas Mrs. Harstrawn pulls the bus over to look at a car crash that has just happened. While Mrs. Harstrawn and Melanie try to save an elderly man, Lou Handy and his two accomplices appear almost out of nowhe
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Danielle Paglia
I really liked about 90% of this book (I read it on my Kindle, can you tell?) Deaver has some style issues that got on my nerves a little, but I was invested in the characters and looked forward to getting back into the plot every chance I got. It was interesting to see the psychology behind hostage negotiations and to see how he explored the relationship between the hostage takers and the negotiator. I was also fascinated with the glimpse he gave us into the Deaf community and both the strength ...more
Ubik 2.0
Deaver senza Rhyme

Con una trama così convenzionale solo un maestro del thriller come Jeffery Deaver può essere in grado di tenere desta l’attenzione del lettore per oltre 400 pagine senza una pausa e con il minore cedimento possibile ai luoghi comuni del genere…Il Silenzio dei Rapiti (penosa concessione del traduttore italiano alla moda indotta da “Il Silenzio degli Innocenti, perdonabile solo con la difficile traducibilità dell’originale che gioca sull’assonanza con la canzone “Amazing Grace”
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Angelic Zaizai

Lagi demen thriller, jadi terpilihlah buku ini untuk dibaca..
dan tidak mengecewakan..
meskipun lebih banyak omongnya dari pada aksinya, tetep tegang..

yah maklum sih kalo omong2nya banyak
ini kan bukunya tentang seorang negosiator yang berusaha berunding dengan penjahat yang menyandera 10 orang
jadi banyak teknik-teknik ngomong dengan penyandera

seru..

ada janji - janji negosiator pada penyandera yang akan dipenuhi
ada tipuan - janji negosiator pada penyandera tapi cuma boongan hahaha
segala macam takti
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Jeffery Deaver was born outside of Chicago in 1950. His father was an advertising copywriter and his mother was a homemaker. Deaver worked as a magazine writer, then, to gain the background needed to become a legal correspondent for The New York Times or Wall Street Journal, he enrolled at Fordham Law School. In 1990 he started to write full time. Deaver has been nominated for six Edgar Awards fro ...more
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