The Burning Wire

The Burning Wire

A Lincoln Rhyme Novel

Audiobook CD - 2010
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The weapon is invisible and omnipresent. Without it, modern society grinds to a halt. It is electricity. The killer harnesses and steers huge arc flashes with voltage so high and heat so searing that steel melts and his victims are set afire. When the first explosion occurs in broad daylight, reducing a city bus to a pile of molten, shrapnel-riddled metal, officials fear terrorism. Rhyme, a world-class forensic criminologist known for his successful apprehension of the most devious criminals, is immediately tapped for the investigation. Long a quadriplegic, he assembles NYPD detective Amelia Sachs and officer Ron Pulaski as his eyes, ears and legs on crime sites, and FBI agent Fred Dellray as his undercover man on the street. As the attacks continue across the city at a sickening pace, and terrifying demand letters begin appearing, the team works desperately against time and with maddeningly little forensic evidence to try to find the killer. Or is it killers? Meanwhile, Rhyme is consulting on another high-profile investigation in Mexico with a most coveted quarry in his crosshairs: the hired killer known as the Watchmaker, one of the few criminals to have eluded Rhyme's net. Juggling two massive investigations against a cruel ticking clock takes a toll on Rhyme's health. Soon Rhyme is fighting on yet another front - and his determination to work despite his physical limitations threatens to drive away his closest allies when he needs them most.
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster Audio, p2010
ISBN: 9781442304222
1442304227
Characteristics: 12 sound discs (13 hrs., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Boutsikaris, Dennis

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c210flyer
Aug 21, 2010

To each his own. I am a Lincoln Rhymes fan and again enjoyed the forensic hunt. I thought Deaver had a very creative subject and plot. For me it was 8 of 10.

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nitetraino
Aug 19, 2010

This story is much longer than necessary, unless you enjoy listening to innocent people get tortured to death by electric shock. Shorter would have been much better without all the mayhem. 5 of 10 stars

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AlexMarina
Aug 13, 2010

The concept of using electricity as a terrorist tool puts an interesting twist on things.

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