Market leader in forensic crime thrillers, be aware you will not put this book down.
“Sitting in the control centre of Algonquin Consolidated Power and Light’s sprawling complex on the East River in Queens, New York, the morning supervisor frowned at the pulsing red words on his computer screen.” (First sentence from the new novel)
Jeffrey Deaver’s “The Burning Wire” is a frightfully gripping novel living up to Deaver’s reputation as a master of crime thriller. I have for years enjoyed Deaver’s style of writing however it is Deaver’s Lincoln Rhyme series that truly engages my interest. “The Burning Wire” is no exception.
A plot filled with intricate detail of the forensic investigation Deaver’s new book is well researched to the extent that one might worry his murderous plots might represent his own plotting in real life! Deaver challenges the reader to catch the “perp” before the Rhyme & Sachs detective duo.
To write a review of “The Burning Wire” without giving away the ending is surprisingly difficult! For lovers of the Lincoln Rhyme series this shall not disappoint with a cast of characters including recurring ones that are so vividly real it is difficult to not want to meet helpful Thom, caring but ferocious Sachs and of course the steely minded, quadriplegic but determined, detective Rhyme. Those who have yet to pick up a book in the Lincoln Rhyme series do not worry about not knowing the back story to Lincoln Rhyme – throughout the novel Deaver throws information in regarding Rhyme’s history allowing you to catch up whilst still enjoying the engaging storyline.
Jeffrey Deaver’s “The Burning Wire” hits all the buttons and, true to the cover jacket, does indeed portray an “electrifying return of Lincoln Rhyme”