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Jeffery Deaver
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Book Description

23 July 2009 Lincoln Rhyme

He is watching you.

He knows you, better than you know yourself. And he is using his knowledge to plan your death.

But you are not his only victim.

He is also watching your killer. He is about to get away with the perfect murder . . .

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  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks (23 July 2009)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 0340993707
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340993705
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 19.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 95,148 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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)

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The eighth Lincoln Rhyme thriller, with a killer playing very close to home . . .

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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 12 Sep 2008
By M. V. Clarke VINE VOICE
Jeffery Deaver's Lincoln Rhyme series are well known for their depth of factual information, clever plotting, great characters and many twists, and the Broken Window is no exception. Here, Rhyme and Sachs are pitted against a computer expert intent on wreaking havoc and leaving many dead bodies and framing many innocent parties. One of the latter is Arthur Rhyme, cousin of Lincoln, and best friend of his childhood. Through his detention, Lincoln is brought into the case. The complex plot features a data-mining company, the US government, internet rights activists and high level law enforcement. The technical details, as expected, are thoroughly researched and presented in great detail, which gives complexity and interest to the plot; Rhyme's predilection for physical evidence also proves invaluable and the two combine into a fast-paced plot with the trademark Deaver twists and turns. Along the way, there's perhaps more human interest than is sometimes the case in this series; Rhyme often muses on his childhood and his relationship with Arthur, as well as the causes of its breakdown; Sachs, meanwhile, remains heavily involved with Pam, a character who reappeared in The Cold Moon. Rhyme is also involved with the London Metropolitan Police in a case that features the perpetrator from the Cold Moon, and which provides a nicely open ending...

Excellent - read it!
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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 1000 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fairly Good Thriller 3 Dec 2008
By J.Flood
In this one, Lincoln Rhyme, Amelia Sachs et al, are on the trail of a serial killer who has murdered a number of people, and has been able to set up innocent persons, with no connection to the crime, to take the fall. The most recent person the killer has set up, is none other than Lincoln's cousin, Arthur Rhyme.

I found this novel a reasonably enjoyable read. The characterisation and plot are good, as always, and the author has certainly thought up a particularly nasty and evil killer, in this story.

There is less twists in the plot also, in comparison with recent Jeffery Deaver novels, which is no bad thing, and the whole 'data mining' part of the storyline would make me think twice about ever taking part in a survey again!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Broken Window
Deaver on song once again
Published 8 days ago by Bear
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, as always
Yet another excellent read. Don't know how he does it, but please, please, keep them coming, Jeffery!!
Published 25 days ago by Geesnan14
5.0 out of 5 stars Enthralling
Enthralling, so clever. Very readabe
Published 25 days ago by chon donnelly
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
as good as usual in the series
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5.0 out of 5 stars Broken Window by Jeffrey Deaver
Usual high quality 'Lincoln Rhyme' story
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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 2 months 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 2 months 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 4 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
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