The Broken Window

The Broken Window

[a Lincoln Rhyme Novel]

Large Print - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
Chasing down a vicious serial killer who complicates his crimes by leaving behind iron-clad evidence implicating innocent people, Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs reluctantly team up for the investigation only to find themselves rendered the killer's next targets. By the author of The Cold Moon. (Suspense)

Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., c2008
Edition: Center Point large print ed
ISBN: 9781602852280
Characteristics: 608 p. ; 23 cm


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Aug 27, 2018

Surprisingly I wasn't too annoyed by Lincoln, given how I got annoyed by his character later on in the series. Clearly this was when the story and character was still decent and enjoyable.

It was really interesting how technology is everywhere in our every day life and tracks all of our habits and movements. A lot of security breaches, traps and somewhat shady dealings, you never know what to expect and who to trust this in this technological world.

Crime scenes are found to be too perfect in fingering the culprit....but who is the real killer? Turns out the real killer really is out there and they are perfectly capable at manipulating the system, causing technological chaos at the expense of the investigators.

In this book, we get more of a glimpse of what Lincoln was like when he was younger and his tense relationship with his cousin, Arthur, and their respectful parents. It makes him seem more human and less detached, especially since the event that lead to him being paralyzed.

LoganLib_LW Jun 07, 2016

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

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'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.

Jul 26, 2014

Very good and scary.

Mar 24, 2013

A really interesting story.

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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Sep 16, 2018

"The privacy and dignity of our citizens [are] being whittled away by sometimes imperceptible steps. Taken individually, each step may be of little consequence. But when viewed as a whole, there begins to emerge a society quite unlike any we have seen - a society in which government may intrude into the secret regions of a [person's] life."
- Supreme Court Justice
William O. Douglas


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