Simon & Schuster
On Sale: June 10, 2008
Featuring: Lincoln Rhyme; Amelia Sachs
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Lincoln Rhyme and partner/paramour
Amelia Sachs return to face a criminal whose ingenious
staging of crimes is enabled by a terrifying access to
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
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
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.
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