The Burning Wire
Lincoln Rhyme is back, on the trail of a killer whose weapon of choice cripples New York City with fear. The weapon is invisible and omnipresent. Without it, modern society grinds to a halt. It is electricity. The killer harnesses and steers huge arc flashes with voltage so high and heat so... show more
Lincoln Rhyme is back, on the trail of a killer whose weapon of choice cripples New York City with fear. The weapon is invisible and omnipresent. Without it, modern society grinds to a halt. It is electricity. The killer harnesses and steers huge arc flashes with voltage so high and heat so searing that steel melts and his victims are set afire. When the first explosion occurs in broad daylight, reducing a city bus to a pile of molten, shrapnel-riddled metal, officials fear terrorism. Rhyme, a world-class forensic criminologist known for his successful apprehension of the most devious criminals, is immediately tapped for the investigation. Long a quadriplegic, he assembles NYPD detective Amelia Sachs and officer Ron Pulaski as his eyes, ears and legs on crime sites, and FBI agent Fred Dellray as his undercover man on the street. As the attacks continue across the city at a sickening pace, and terrifying demand letters begin appearing, the team works desperately against time and with maddeningly little forensic evidence to try to find the killer. Or is it killers . . . ? Meanwhile, Rhyme is consulting on another high-profile investigation in Mexico with a most coveted quarry in his crosshairs: the hired killer known as the Watchmaker, one of the few criminals to have eluded Rhyme’s net. Juggling two massive investigations against a cruel ticking clock takes a toll on Rhyme’s health. Soon Rhyme is fighting on yet another front—and his determination to work despite his physical limitations threatens to drive away his closest allies when he needs them most . . .
Publish date: June 1st 2010
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
, Mystery Thriller
, Murder Mystery
Series: Lincoln Rhyme (#9)
Thank goodness "The Burning Wire" rebounded from a lackluster 8th book (The Broken Window). This one is also not as long as previous reads so that was much appreciated. In this 8th book, Rhyme and Sachs get called in when a mysterious figure is set on attacking the people of New York with electricit...
It was only ok. It definitely is not as good as his others. All the crap about electricity was so unneeded. I love the other ones in the series and hope the next one is better.
I enjoyed this book. I didn't figure out the mystery ahead of time, which I always appreciate. There were times where it felt like Deaver was putting in some of the information about electricity because he'd found out some cool fact and wanted to share it (or maybe prove he'd done his research) rath...
Deaver schafft es immer wieder, mit einem gut durchdachten Plot und ansprechender Sprache tolle Bücher abzuliefern. Zudem verwendet er aktuelle Themen wie Datendiebstahl (im Vorgänger The Broken Window) oder in diesem Fall Energieversorgung, um die herum er seine Geschichten konstruiert. Dies sorgt ...
I frankly wasn't as thrilled with this book as I have with some of Deaver's other books. This one had way too many details that just jumbled the story. I ended up skipping over large parts of the text because there details abour the electricty thart a)didn't matter and b)were extremely boring. The ...