Jeffery Deaver. The Empty Chair. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000.

Lincoln Rhyme, a quadriplegic forensic investigator (and protagonist of Deaver’s mostly New York-based series that starts with the 1997 novel The Bone Collector), is in fictional Paquenoke County, N.C., where he is to undergo an experimental operation that may restore his mobility. Rhyme’s plans quickly change when a local sheriff comes to ask for his help on a series of murders involving a creepy teenager known as the “Insect Boy.” Paquenoke County is near the Great Dismal Swamp and is the location of Tanner’s Corner, known mysteriously as the “town without children.”

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