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Tinu has commented on (3) products.

The Burning Wire (Lincoln Rhyme Novels) by Jeffery Deaver
The Burning Wire (Lincoln Rhyme Novels)

Tinu, June 19, 2012

This was my second Lincoln Rhyme book and as far as I am concerned it lived up to its name and the author's reputation.

Rhyme is a wheelchair-bound criminologist, working out of his NYC townhouse. He is a former NYC detective who was injured on the job. He continues to work closely with local and federal agents. Rhyme is known for his meticulous attention to detail and analysis of clues - no matter how obscure.

The main story involves the use of electricity as a murder weapon. Someone is trying to get power companies to reduce the use of electricity in order to reduce consumption and save the earth. The attacks appear to be random, from a city bus to a "green" convention. All of this is used to terrorize NYC residents. A secondary story is also in play in Mexico City with a former nemesis called The Watchmaker.

I found the book entertaining and a fast read. The ending contained several plot twists that I felt enhanced the story. It keeps you guessing at every turn. As soon as you feel you know the culprit, Jeffery Deaver throws a curveball and you realize the error in your judgement..... A worthy read!
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Killing Floor by Lee Child
Killing Floor

Tinu, June 19, 2012

There are sixteen Lee Child - Jack Reacher novels, but I decided to start with Vol. 1, the one that started it all. I can honestly say that after reading this one, I am well and truly hooked!

I enjoyed the unique way this story began, with Reacher being arrested for murder and then introducing himself to the reader through his interactions with the police who, at least initially, wish he were guilty. Reacher starts the investigation from the suspect side of the equation, and then gradually moves to the private investigator side. It was an interesting and enjoyable twist of roles.

It feels that Lee Child has indeed breathed life into the protagonist, who's far from perfect! Right from the start till its conclusion, it kept me enthralled and I can't wait to get cracking on the next book in the series.....
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Death Comes to Pemberley by P. D. James
Death Comes to Pemberley

Tinu, June 19, 2012

As a sequel to Pride and Prejudice, Death Comes to Pemberley is a satisfying effort. As a mystery, it is not conventional and probably not what most of us expected when we first heard about the book. The way the story plays out is somewht close to the time and place depicted and to Austen's style.

As a connoisseur of Jane Austen books, I was happy to read it, revisiting the characters from Pride and Prejudice and seeing their later lives depicted in a way which conforms to the depth and complexity that Austen gave her characters...

A good read for Jane Austen fans!
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