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.
The book was great! A little drawn out at times but if you can look past that it really makes you think and ask some questions. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a suspenseful thriller with an enlightening and thought provoking twist.
A quadraplegic criminalist-star? with his sidekick super hot lover?
I wanted to slash my carotid while listening. It is not only boring (the narrator had to recite long tables over and over throughout) but also I felt the writer is condescending to his reader when he puts together such pathetic dialogue and backdrop.
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.
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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