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The Empty Chair

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/sbmj.0110394a (Published 01 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:0110394a
  1. Helen Barratt, third year medical student1
  1. 1Imperial College School of Medicine

Lincoln Rhyme first appeared in Jeffery Deaver's best selling book The Bone Collector, which was made into a film in 1999. Now the criminalist makes a welcome return in Deaver's latest novel, The Empty Chair.

Paralysed from the neck down after an accident, Rhyme travels to Paquenoke County, North Carolina, with his protègè, former model Amelia Sachs, to undergo pioneering experimental surgery to repair his C4 vertebral fracture, which has left him able to move only his …

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