Lincoln Rhyme is back? on the trail of a killer whose weapon of choice cripples New York City with fear. The weapon is invisible and omnipresent: the electrical grid. The killer can harness huge arc flashes that can melt steel or subtly reconnect wires and kill with a desk lamp. The first horrific attack reduces a city bus to molten metal in broad daylight. Fearing terrorism? officials tap world-class forensic criminologist Lincoln Rhyme and his team to investigate.