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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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    F. Hayek Indianapolis, IN 07-15-08
    F. Hayek Indianapolis, IN 07-15-08 Member Since 2006

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    A quadraplegic criminalist-star? with his sidekick super hot lover?
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    Rodney St. Joseph, MI, USA 08-30-08
    Rodney St. Joseph, MI, USA 08-30-08
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    Oliver 11-05-08
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    Another well done Lincoln Ryme novel. A little unbelievable in the tech areas, but still a good book.

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    David High River, Alberta, Canada 10-23-08
    David High River, Alberta, Canada 10-23-08
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    I have very much appreciated most of the Lincoln Rhyme novels over the years -- but this one seems a bit tired...and for the first time in a long time with audible.com, wished I'd listened to the abridged version of the novel .. not a good thought.

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    J. Pfiester Kerrville, Texas 09-25-08
    J. Pfiester Kerrville, Texas 09-25-08 Member Since 2014

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    "Poor narrator"

    I normally like Jeffry Deaver, and I probably would like to read this one, however I had to stop listening to the book because the narrator was so bad. The publishers should take more time in auditioning the voices of the narrator.

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