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Cutting Edge

(Lucas Stonecoat #1)

3.62  ·  Rating details ·  130 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
To a killer, murder is a game. To the victims, death is all too real. But when a popular computer game inspires a virtual crime wave, a female police psychiatrist must enlist a former police detective to help her cross the edge between games and reality, genius and insanity, life and death.
Paperback, 424 pages
Published February 1st 1997 by Jove
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Jul 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Walker introduces a character who you just feel for -- a guy who has been through a lot and tries to pick up, in some sense, where he left off. The two main characters bring you through the minds of criminals in this action-packed story. Parts of the book become a little predictable -- or so you would think. Walker doesn't just take you down the seemingly obvious path in this book.

The story was good, but the editing was terrible -- perhaps that's an issue of the Kindle edition. Quotation marks w
Jul 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book starts out a little slow for me but by chapter 12 I started getting antsy to know what Stonecoat and Dr. Sanger would do with the case. Walker had me reeled in with the way he made me think that Stonecoat didn’t want to take the chance but with Sanger’s pursuit, he was all in. It was like she was just pulling him along. Both characters had a love-hate persona for each other. Throughout the book Walker puts in all kinds of twist and turns making it a true suspense novel. After reading t ...more
Jan 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant. Normally I have a murder mystery figured out before the end of the book. I honestly had no idea who was murdering people until the last chapters. BUT... Why oh why did the author leave the relationship between the two main characters unfinished? I want to know if they end up together. Good job, Robert W. Walker now I have to go see what other books you published to see if there is a book after this one that tells me what happens between Lucas and Meredyth!
Barbara L. Rose
Aug 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Better than I expected

I normally don't write reviews, but I feel this author has a strong talent for capturing his reader. They story line was interesting and kept my interest. My only dislike was the too wordy descriptions of things like his medical files and such. His characters come alive in print so the reader immediately feels as though they are right in front of them. I look forward to more books with Lucas Stonecoat.
Nikki Golden
Jul 14, 2010 rated it liked it
A quick read, easy to figure out at the end, but kept you guessing in the middle. A bit too much of the brooding, broken figure in Lucas Stonecoat. Hopefully he is less so in the next book in the series.
Will Decker
Aug 26, 2012 rated it it was ok
Misused words, formatting off in many places, (might have been caused from converting), weak story and weaker characters. Too much was unbelievable and the characters were as wishy washy as shapeshifters. There might be a good story in it, but it still needs a lot of work.
Jan 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Had not read any of his novels for a couple of years. Have no idea why, since this was another excellent book. Thriller from beginning to end with a unpredictable ending. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
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