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The Broken Window: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel, Book 8 | [Jeffery Deaver]

The Broken Window: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel, Book 8

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2008 Jeffrey Deaver; (P)2008 Simon and Schuster, Inc.

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    Lannielui 06-20-09
    Lannielui 06-20-09 Member Since 2014
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    "Broken Record- Repeating Data"

    Im a huge Jeffery Deaver fan and have read almost all of the books in the Lincoln Rhyme series. Unlike his other books, I was disappointed with this one. The overall story was good and there is plenty of suspense and twists. The problem I experienced was with the constant repetition of the evidence and suspect list. This is read multiple times throughout the story with each new fact added towards the bottom of the list. Information is read about the data-mining company that goes on far too long. Then while building suspense towards the end of the book, Amelias dossier is read and it too went on FOREVER. It killed the suspense. I tried to forward past this hideously boring and unnecessary long list of data. In short, this book had too much pointless data and repetition which ruined the overall effect of a great story.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 06-14-11
    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 06-14-11 Member Since 2014

    Don't miss the Bino Phillips series by AW Gray. They are largely unknown, but as good as any ive read!

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    "Not his best work..."

    I have loved most all of Deaver's work, but I just did ot like the characters at all.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amy clinton, NY, United States 02-28-09
    Amy clinton, NY, United States 02-28-09
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    "a worthwhile listen"

    good narration, good story. reasonably suspenseful. the concept of "data mining" used as the m.o. of the story's criminal is very current in this day and age where identity theft remains an ever increasing threat.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Susie 01-26-09
    Susie 01-26-09
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    "One of the best I've read lately"

    GREAT book! Somewhat repetitive in places but that is his style to summarize things in the investigations Lincoln Rhyme does. EVERYONE should read this book as the topic is fascinating, well written, well read, and should scare the hell out of you. The implications of the technology discussed are real and scary. The storyline may be fiction but everything else (scarily enough) is real-life governmental terrorism.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joyce Melrose, MA, USA 08-16-08
    Joyce Melrose, MA, USA 08-16-08
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    "Great"

    I thought this was a great book. I think the premise is a bit scary however, it made for an interesting "read".

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Austin, TX, United States 07-31-08
    Susan Austin, TX, United States 07-31-08 Member Since 2015

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    "Identities Run Amok"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this thriller and if you believe "big brother" is watching you'll find it even scarier than a typical murder mystery/whodunnit. Lincoln Rhyme and partner Amelia Sachs are trying to find "God", or at least a God-impersonator who appears to know everything about everyone, who also happens to be on a killing spree. They investigate a data mining company and find that indeed, there is a wealth of knowledge available about individual citizens that would enable other individual citizens to impersonate God if they got their hands on it. Hmmmm.... Quite a dilemma, who to trust? Especially, when "God" can cause a person's life to fall apart with a few keystrokes on a computer. Kept me listening. Hard to put down.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jesse 07-14-08
    Jesse 07-14-08
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    "JUST A GREAT ADVENTURE"

    It will catch you up in the beginning. A dazzling story that allows you to come in and then you don't want to leave. It held me suspended until almost the end. I suspected everyone except the one I should have. This is a well spoken listen no mystery fan should miss. Loved it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    glamazon The Coast of Rhode Island 07-12-08
    glamazon The Coast of Rhode Island 07-12-08 Member Since 2014

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    "Window Not Broken"

    This is a great read, my first encounter with Jeffery Deaver and Lincoln Rhyme. I love all the high-tech detail, the switching to the perp's voice, and the inventive insight into the life of Lincoln Rhyme.

    For the person who didn't get the concept of "broken window", there are numerous window references and situations throughout the book but basically IMO the idea refers to the technological window through which all our personal info is available to anyone crafty and persistent enough to access it.

    It's no surprise to me that for this book there is an over-100-people waiting list at the library.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Nina Arlington, VA, USA 08-29-08
    Nina Arlington, VA, USA 08-29-08
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    "uneven series"

    I'd skip this one if you have any interest in this series -- which I do. But a few of the books are brilliant, and a few parts of this book are excellent -- but a lot of it is frankly boring. Not acceptable in a mystery!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Cindy 01-08-15
    Cindy 01-08-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Real Nailbiter of a story"

    Lincoln Rhyme, Amelia Sacks, and crew have their hands full in this story of a criminal who uses data as a weapon to collect whatever catches his eye. It is the classic story of two brilliant minds declaring war on each other. It kept me listening late into the night, just to see what was coming next.

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