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The Broken Window (Lincoln Rhyme Book 8)

The Broken Window (Lincoln Rhyme Book 8) [Kindle Edition]

Jeffery Deaver
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Another corker . . . precision-engineered to keep the reader turning the pages without a hitch (Evening Standard)

One of the great detective teams of contemporary crime fiction come storming back . . . Deaver never disappoints, and this novel shines (Mark Timlin in Independent on Sunday)


Praise for Jeffery Deaver's Lincoln Rhyme novels -- : 'The best psychological thriller writer around' -- The Times 'The most creative, skilled and intriguing thriller writer in the world ... [Deaver] has produced a stunning series of bestsellers with unique characterisation, intelligent characters, beguiling plots and double-barrelled and sometimes triple-barrelled solutions.' -- Daily Telegraph 'This is a novel that will chill your blood on the warmest day of any summer holiday. Keep looking over your shoulder...' -- Independent on Sunday 'Jeffery Deaver is a master at crafting intricate crimes that are solved through guile, tenacity and sheer creative genius. And Lincoln Rhyme is one of a kind.' -- Harlan Coben

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Jeffery Deaver is the Number One bestselling author of thirty-two novels, including the 2011 authorised James Bond thriller, CARTE BLANCHE, three collections of short stories and a non-fiction law book. A former journalist, attorney, and folksinger, he has received or been shortlisted for numerous awards around the world, including Novel of the Year from the International Thriller Writers Association for THE BODIES LEFT BEHIND, the Steel Dagger for Best Thriller from the British Crime Writers' Association, and the British Thumping Good Read Award. He was recently shortlisted for the ITV3 Crime Thriller Award for Best International Author.

His most recent novels are THE OCTOBER LIST, a thriller told in reverse; THE SKIN COLLECTOR, a Lincoln Rhyme novel; and XO, a Kathryn Dance thriller, for which he wrote an album of country-western songs, available on iTunes and as a CD.

You can find out more about Jeffery on his website, Facebook page, and follow him on Twitter @JefferyDeaver.

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39 of 42 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Deaver has still got it! 20 Sep 2008
All of Jeffrey Deavers books are thoroughly enjoyable and this one is no exception. Typically the plot twists and turns quickly. Although I have read most of his books and am used to his style he does still catch me out. Deavers attention to detail is remarkable, whether it is accurate or not isn't the point, the point is he is convincing. This book focuses on 'data mining' a company which collects and sells detailed information on the public for marketing and sales opportunities. Deaver doesnt judge just simply presents the argument for and against; police catching criminals vs invasion of privacy. But what makes this book so good is the interesting and enduring characters, especially the leading two Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs. Their relationship has developed and with each book we learn a little bit more about them. Enjoy.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Techno- thriller from Deaver 23 Jun 2008
By Clive
Lincoln Ryme is almost back to early form from Deaver. This is an intriguing techno- thriller. An unsub has access to ultimate information on anyone, and uses this to rape and kill, whilst at the same time planting evidence to convincinly frame some unwitting patsy of his crime. Lincoln and Amelia quickly home in on a data mining company where most executives are under the spot-light. This gives a decent game of cat and mouse with Lincoln as the master of evidence Vs the man with ultimate knowledge of data. Recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Chilling thriller of our times 8 May 2009
A very scary story concerning the Internet, data access and protection and what information we unwittingly give IT novel which everyone who uses the Net should read!!Broken Window
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Great Lincoln Rhyme Conspiracy Thriller 27 July 2008
By G. J. Oxley TOP 500 REVIEWER
The latest Lincoln Rhyme novel features the recurring Jeffery Deaver topics of identity theft and the individual's right to privacy. As a one-time lawyer, Jeff has long been concerned with protecting both civil and personal liberty and the growth of intrusive surveillance employed by certain agencies.

'The Broken Window' has yet another unhinged serial killer, and develops into the familiar game of cat and mouse between Rhyme, the brilliant quadriplegic forensic scientist, and a very clever criminal sociopath. This killer is an obsessive collector of all manner of consumer goods - the detritus of everyday life - and has access to personal computer data for the victims he targets.

It begins with Lincoln advising the Metropolitan Police on the apprehension of a global professional killer when he's informed that his cousin Arthur - who he grew up with prior to their falling-out - has been arrested on suspicion of murder, and the case against him seems cast-iron. Naturally, flaws are immediately spotted under the Rhyme microscope and Lincoln realises he's up against a cunning killer who murders at will, then frames innocent parties after stealing their identity. He places the other case on hold and diverts his considerable brainpower to the task of apprehending the guilty party, and thus liberating Arthur.

His investigation leads to a cutting-edge data mining company - Strategic Systems Datacorps (SSD) - who among other things, maintain comprehensive profiles of every American citizen, which they sell to companies targeting a particular demographic. SSD also have a full range of other software programs - both analytical and predictive - which they claim to have developed for the greater good.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deaver does it again 13 Mar 2009
By M. Gair
I've been reading Jeffrey Deaver for some time, and his Lincoln Rhyme character is one of my favourites. This book does not disappoint, and even though references are made to other novels featuring this character, if you have not read them, this story is just as good...
I have to say, that at one point in this book I thought he'd lost his touch, and I knew what (or more acurately who) we were looking for.. but in true Deaver style, he twisted it again!! What a delight!! And for those who have never read Deaver before.. although these characters have been around for a few novels.. this is a good starter!! No prior knowledge required!
Can't wait for his next one!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Little boring 16 Sep 2012
By Andi
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I am a huge Deaver fan, but found this one slightly boring, it just didn't grab my attention like his books usually do.
I think the in depth data mining set up's description was too much, and trying to nod towards another case at the same time that was so rarely mentioned, meant that you lost track.
I persevered with it rather than enjoyed it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 4 stars 28 Jun 2010
By Rebecca
You often hear the old legend that our body is worth $4.50 for parts. Our digital identity is worth far more."
Awesome and frightening! Story of a perpetrator's use of data mining techniques to set up perfect crimes and frame perfect strangers for the crimes. If even half of the plot of this book is a possible reality, we must all "be afraid; be very, very afraid"!
While there is violence in this book related to the crimes committed, the graphic descriptions prevalent in too many crime novels is absent. Deaver does a magnificent job of keeping the main focus on the solving of the crimes rather than spending time over-describing every gory detail. I would say this would be a great movie, but I'm sure the producers would feel compelled to change the focus to the blood.
Characters are well developed and interesting. I wonder how he knows so much about the criminal mind, as the criminal in the story is one twisted individual.
"The future of data is the future of society."
"There is eternal existance. Just look at the trove of data about your life. Built the moment you are born, it's all permanent, copied, and indestructible. It's stored and backed up in a million places."
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
as good as usual in the series
Published 7 days ago by ronald marquis
5.0 out of 5 stars Broken Window by Jeffrey Deaver
Usual high quality 'Lincoln Rhyme' story
Published 23 days ago by baggiesboy
1.0 out of 5 stars Not in good condition pages discoloured and front covers plastic is...
Not in good condition pages discoloured and front covers plastic is coming off.. Not really happy as when they said good soon as I got it and opened it I was like I can't give this... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sian packman
5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing is broken with this book!
Deaver does it again in an exciting intricate plot involving the legendary Lincoln Rhyme, and his feisty assistant, Amelia Sachs. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Beanee
5.0 out of 5 stars Deaver's Dangerous Data
JD's Lincoln series never fails to entertain and enthrall me. The amount of research that this man does into his books is unbelievable and sounds very credible and that is what... Read more
Published 3 months ago by ChrisR
5.0 out of 5 stars The Broken Window by Jeffery Deaver
After reading The Blue Nowhere, I used to go onto the Internet, look up my information and then get out as fast as possible. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Best Selling Crime Thrillers
4.0 out of 5 stars The broken Window
Published 4 months ago by May Webb
5.0 out of 5 stars Scary
This book has the usual twists and turns expected from a Jeffrey Deaver (Lincoln Rhyme) book. The scariest thing about this book is that what happens in the story could really... Read more
Published 5 months ago by DianeF
5.0 out of 5 stars Broken Window
Another first class novel from Mr Deaver. They all romp along at a cracking pace and have that "can't put it down" nature to them. Read more
Published 6 months ago by chriscanteris
3.0 out of 5 stars As ever, enjoyable, intriguing but slightly flat.
I've yet to read a poor book by Deaver in the Lincoln Rhyme series, at worst they're a guaranteed decent story, at best they completely wrong foot you with their ingenuity. Read more
Published 7 months ago by MH
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