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Perfection Since the beginning of time society has constantly been competing with one another Every human being is always trying to be better than hisher neighbour No matter what the task at hand humans essentially believe that they can achieve bigger and better things and eventually reach perfection Perfection is defined as being a quality or state of being perfect or complete so that nothing requisite is wanting entire development consummate culture skill or moral or physical excellence maturity It can come in different styles however and to some perfection is attained only when they have become flawless Jeffery Deavers novels The Bone Collector and The Devils Teardrop deal with perfection in perhaps an unorthodox manner In each of these novels perfection is sought after in criminal activities more specifically murder And in each novel the main characters are competing with time and themselves in order to stop the serial killers from striking aga in They themselves are out to attain perfection in their already distinguished careers Through the main characters and the plots of both novels characteristics of the other novel are clearly evident and as well the underlying theme of perfection in both novels is depicted In both novels the reader discovers very heroic main characters that lead the crime scene investigation In The Bone Collector Lincoln Rhyme is a retired head of forensics officer for the New York police department Rhyme had been forced to retire from his job after a terrible accident He had been working on a case in regards to a serial killer who was targeting police officers and was at the scene of one of the murders when a metal support beam fell and paralyzed him from the neck down When the case of the Bone Collector was brought to his attention he didnt really care much about it In fact Rhyme was attempting to retrieve the aid of a doctor to assist in his own suicide
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