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.