The Broken Window by Jeffery Deaver audiobook

The Broken Window: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel

By Jeffery Deaver
Read by Dennis Boutsikaris

Simon & Schuster Audio

The Lincoln Rhyme Series: Book 8

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780743570534

  • ISBN: 9780743570534

Runtime: 14.14 Hours
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A 2009 International Thriller Writers Award Nominee for Best Novel


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 Window will put the partnership of Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs to the ultimate test.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“One of the most unnerving of Deaver’s Lincoln Rhyme novels...[with a] mad genius who is smarter and scarier than the genre’s garden-variety nut jobs.” New York Times
“Rhyme still intrigues in his eighth outing, while Deaver’s scarily believable depiction of identity theft in a total-surveillance society stokes our paranoia.” Entertainment Weekly
“Entertaining...the topical subject matter makes the story line particularly compelling.” Publishers Weekly
“Narrator Dennis Boutsikaris gives a subtle performance as understated as it is convincing. Boutsikaris knows exactly how to bring a character to life and how to captivate listeners with Deaver’s surprising plot twists. The strong-minded yet vulnerable protagonists demonstrate Boutsikaris’ ability to craft original, sympathetic characters. A thrilling ride is sure to excite listeners from start to finish.” AudioFile
“Deaver has built his reputation on the strength of well-drawn characters; hyperrealistic dialogue (you don’t read it, you hear it); and right-angle plot twists that are impossible to predict. There is no one quite like Deaver—or like Lincoln Rhyme.” Booklist
“Dennis Boutsikaris’ reading of Deaver’s latest Lincoln Rhyme thriller is positively chilling...[His] reading is excellent, but he really ratchets the intensity when performing the passages told from the killer’s point of view. His delivery fully embraces the cold, calculating mind of the murderer, imbuing his seemingly dispassionate thoughts with an underlying sense of barely controlled rage and menace.” Publishers Weekly (audio review)
“[Deaver’s] cat-and-mouse game of staying a step ahead of a killer is just as compelling as always.” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

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Author

Author Bio: Jeffery Deaver

Author Bio: Jeffery Deaver

Jeffery Deaver is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels, three collections of short stories, and a nonfiction law book. His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into twenty-five languages. His novels have won the Nero Wolfe Award, three Ellery Queen Readers’ Awards, a British Thumping Good Read Award, and the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger and Short Story Dagger awards from the British Crime Writers’ Association. A former journalist, folksinger, and attorney, he was born outside of Chicago and has a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a law degree from Fordham University.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Runtime: 14.14
Audience: Adult
Language: English