The Burning Wire

The Burning Wire

A Lincoln Rhyme Novel

Large Print - 2011
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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.

Publisher: Detroit, MI : Gale, 2011
ISBN: 9781594134357
Branch Call Number: LGP FIC Deav
Characteristics: 719p


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Aug 23, 2018

Deaver definitely doesn't mail it in as he has to do a lot of research into this one to explain scientific concepts illustratively. The story has his usual multi-layered complexities and is tremendously enjoyable - a solid four star performance.

Apr 20, 2018

A lot of technical jargon that made the story heavy. The wheelchair bound Rhymes should have ignored the protagonist. It would have made a better story.

Feb 18, 2012

Deaver researched his book's electrical backdrop and spent time in the book sharing his unusual knowledge. I found it fascinating and it really enhanced the story, keeping it more multidimensional and compelling than (yawn) just another thriller. I gauge books by how long it takes to forget them, the worst take only a few days; the good ones, like this one, keep me thinking for a long time.

Oct 24, 2011

It's just not good. The whole electricity theme is Deaver trying to be creative, but it really just comes out as gimmicky. Deaver has written more than a couple great books, but this one's an absolute dud. I had to drag myself through it.

Aug 23, 2011

As far as a Rhyme novel, I felt that this was a slightly weaker product. Good story line and nice characterization don't fail to carry the reader through to the end though. Overall a good summer read

Jun 22, 2011

Really enjoyed this one.

Lincoln Rhymes and Amelia Sachs are an amazing team in so many ways... very well rounded complex characters. I especially like that they live their lives with thought, in perspective and with all the idiosyncrasies of intelligent adults! I learned a surprising amount about electricity... this is great (and smart) escape literature!

Nov 22, 2010

I usually enjoy this author.
However, most of this book seems mainly for males interested in details of electricity, the grid, flash arcs, wiring, explosions, fires and such. Those details may be clever but for me they detracted rather than added to the plot. I persevered, hoping it would improve (and it did a little near the very end)
but at 700 plus pages it was a tedious read and not worth my time

Jul 03, 2010

Lots of twists and turns. Fans of Rhyme and Sachs will enjoy this book. The conclusion is surprising.

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