The Burning Wire: Lincoln Rhyme

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Hodder & Stoughton, Jul 22, 2010 - Fiction - 300 pages

Lincoln Rhyme must contend with a new killer and an old nemesis.

'The best psychological thriller writer around' - The Times

New York City is being held to ransom.
Manhattan's electricity grid is being used to murder people... and more attacks are planned.

While the FBI and Homeland Security struggle to determine who's behind the carnage, Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs race to decode the forensics in order to prevent the next assault.

But all is not what it seems. Lincoln Rhyme soon finds he's up against a merciless killer with a unique weapon - one that can be found in everyone's home and office.

What's more, one of the few criminals to have ever slipped Rhyme's net is back in operation. Working in Mexico, the deadly assassin known as the Watchmaker has set his murderous sights on more innocent victims, whose identities are as yet unknown ...

Lincoln Rhyme must race against the clock, juggling the two investigations, as they hurtle headlong toward their deadly outcomes.

The ninth instalment of the electrifyingly thrilling Lincoln Rhyme series.

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User Review  - readingover50 - www.librarything.com

I liked this book, but didn't love it. Jeffrey Deaver often has surprise twists in his book that usually leave me reeling, but this time, the twist didn't really seem that shocking. Now, I didn't ... Read full review

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User Review  - kmajort - LibraryThing

Liked it... glad they're reintroduced the Watchmaker. The whole switcheroo with the electricity was too forced to be "believable" ... even for me, even for fiction. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Jeffery Deaver is the award-winning author of three collections of short stories and 32 internationally bestselling novels, including the 2011 James Bond novel Carte Blanche. He is best known for his Lincoln Rhyme thrillers, which include the number one bestsellers The Vanished Man, The Twelfth Card and The Cold Moon, as well as The Bone Collector which was made into a feature film starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. The first Kathryn Dance novel, The Sleeping Doll, was published in 2007 to enormous acclaim. A three-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Reader's Award for Best Short Story of the year, he has been nominated for an Anthony Award and six Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America. He won the WHSmith Thumping Good Read Award in 2001 and in 2004 won the Crime Writers' Association Steel Dagger for Best Thriller with Garden of Beasts, and their Short Story Dagger for The Weekender from Twisted. Jeffery Deaver lives in North Carolina and California. Visit his website, www.jefferydeaver.com, Facebook page, www.facebook.com/JefferyDeaver, and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/JefferyDeaver.

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