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The Broken Window (Lincoln Rhyme Novels)by Jeffery Deaver
Jeffery Deaver's latest Lincoln Rhyme novel is a very scary book. Not because the villain is a monster or supernatural or anything close to an alien. What makes the latest Lincoln Rhyme novel keep me up at night contemplating my safety is the tool the villain uses to commit his crimes: data. Data all the information that, because of the digital world we live in, is more readily available than we like to believe.
In The Broken Window, Deaver successfully combines a startlingly suspenseful story with an important wake-up call to his readers regarding their privacy. Imagine a foe who can destroy your life in just a few clicks of the keyboard and as his grand finale murder you. Rhyme and his partner, Amelia Sachs, are thwarted at almost every turn by this malevolent adversary, and, as usual with a Deaver story, just when you think you've got it all figured out, there's a surprise.
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Bestselling master of suspense Jeffery Deaver is back with a brand-new Lincoln Rhyme thriller.
Lincoln Rhyme and partner/paramour Amelia Sachs return to face a criminal whose ingenious staging of crimes is enabled by a terrifying access to information....
When Lincoln's estranged cousin Arthur Rhyme is arrested on murder charges, the case is perfect — too perfect. Forensic evidence from Arthur's home is found all over the scene of the crime, and it looks like the fate of Lincoln's relative is sealed.
At the behest of Arthur's wife, Judy, Lincoln grudgingly agrees to investigate the case. Soon Lincoln and Amelia uncover a string of similar murders and rapes with perpetrators claiming innocence and ignorance — despite ironclad evidence at the scenes of the crime. Rhyme's team realizes this "perfect" evidence may actually be the result of masterful identity theft and manipulation.
An information service company — the huge data miner Strategic Systems Datacorp — seems to have all the answers but is reluctant to help the police. Still, Rhyme and Sachs and their assembled team begin uncovering a chilling pattern of vicious crimes and coverups, and their investigation points to one master criminal, whom they dub "522."
When "522" learns the identities of the crime-fighting team, the hunters become the hunted. Full of Deaver's trademark plot twists, The Broken Window will put the partnership of Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs to the ultimate test.
The mysterious 522 commits vicious crimes and then plants ironclad evidence to implicate innocent men. This timely thriller reunites Lincoln Rhyme with his partner and paramour Amelia Sachs, as they face their toughest adversary yet.
Bestselling Jeffery Deaver is back with a new novel in his beloved Lincoln Rhyme series.
About the Author
Jeffery Deaver is the bestselling author of The Sleeping Doll, The Cold Moon, The Blue Nowhere, The Bone Collector, The Empty Chair, The Devil's Teardrop, and fifteen other suspense novels. His book A Maiden's Grave was made into an HBO movie starring James Garner and Marlee Matlin, and his novel The Bone Collector was made into a feature release from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington. He lives in North Carolina.
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