The Broken Window

The Broken Window

A Lincoln Rhyme Novel

Book - 2008
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Bestselling master of suspense Jeffery Deaver is back with a brand-new Lincoln Rhyme thriller. 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 Windowwill put the partnership of Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs to the ultimate test.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2008]
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9781416549970
1416549978
Branch Call Number: DEA
Characteristics: 417 pages ; 24 cm.

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LoganLib_LW Jun 07, 2016

One of the best Lincoln Rhyme stories in the series. Chilling story about identity theft. Well worth the read.

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Eil_1
Mar 28, 2016

An excellent book - the dangers of identity theft are certainly true in the real world and can lead to unimaginable consequences.

PimaLib_ElizabethT Mar 07, 2016

Jeffery Deaver will be at the 2016 Tucson Festival of Books!
This is my favorite Rhyme novel...it's so easy for the bad guy to frame innocent people using their personal information. It's chilling.

A terrific read and a life changer as far as my future use of loyalty cards goes. The Sacha character is getting a bit starchy but overall this book had some surprising twists and turns and an underlying sense of plausibility which will keep you awake worrying about what the data miners think they know about you and worse, how difficult it is to change wrong information once it is in the computer.

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dbd
Jul 26, 2014

Very good and scary.

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bridge1
Mar 24, 2013

A really interesting story.

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DL7173
Apr 07, 2011

As in Deaver's The Blue Nowhere,
I could not relate to details of cyberspace (and now identity theft) and they left me bored.
I struggled to page 200 and then
turned to another of his books -
many of which I like a lot (especially The Bodies Left Behind and The Vanished Man)

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