Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Burning Wire by Jeffery Deaver

Brilliant criminalist and quadriplegic Lincoln Rhyme returns in number one bestselling author Jeffery Deaver's electrifying new thriller

New York is being held to ransom. Manhattan's electricity grid has been the victim of a horrific attack ...and more are planned. While the FBI and Homeland Security try 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. Electricity can be as lethal as it is vital, and 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. And in the meantime, one of the few criminals to have ever slipped Rhyme's net is under surveillance in Mexico. The deadly assassin known as the Watchmaker has set his murderous sights on innocent victims, whose identity is as yet unknown ...Lincoln Rhyme must race against the clock, juggling the two investigations, as they hurtle headlong toward their deadly outcomes.

Awe, I do so love a Lincoln Rhyme novel. Isn't it weird how you can absolutely love when an author writes about a specific character, but not when they write about someone else? I feel that way a lot. Anyhoo. This one was decent. I didn't find the electricity thing as interesting as I suspect I was supposed to. And I'm truly not sure about how the book eventually ended ... the next one should be interesting :)


Tamara said...

Yes! I love a good old Clive Cussler for switch-your-brain-off holiday reading. But I only like his original Dirk Pitt character. All his other protagonists irritate me beyond belief.

phillygirl said...

Ooh yes, I do like Dirk Pitt :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my word, I didn't know the Bone Collector was based on a book, and it is one of my favourite movies. I cannot wait to read some of Jeffery Deaver's books now.

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