How long does it take to die? TICK His victims would say forever ...TOCK At each horrific scene, he leaves a clock ticking. He calls himself the Watchmaker. And it's only a matter of time before he strikes again. Lincoln Rhyme is the best there is. Physically, he may face unimaginable challenges, but mentally, he has no limits. With model-turned-cop Amelia Sachs as his eyes and ears - and heart - Rhyme is on the Watchmaker's trail within seconds. But he's not the only one gifted with a calculating intelligence. And this time his wits must be sharper than ever, to catch a killer cold as the moon.