Kathryn Dance may be a lesser spin-off of Deaver’s excellent Lincoln Rhyme series, but that doesn’t detract from Deaver pitching a good story. From a serial killer who uses crowd panic to cause stampede murders, to a wave of hate crimes, to a task force fighting a drug pipeline from Mexico to LA to San Fran, there’s a lot of good threads woven here. I figured everything out off the bat. Only to discover the Deaver had totally bamboozled me in the best possible way. He didn’t just fake me out with his footwork, he figuratively flipped the entire stadium over.