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Publisher's Summary

New York is being held to ransom. Manhattan's electricity grid has been the victim of a horrific attack... and more are planned. While the FBI tries to determine who's behind the carnage, Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs race to decode the forensics and prevent the next assault. But all is not what it seems, and Lincoln Rhyme soon finds he's up against a merciless killer with a unique weapon - one that can be found in everyone's home and office....

©2010 Jeffery Deaver (P)2010 Simon and Schuster

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  • Pieter
  • 14-12-2017

A 3 hours story streached to 13 hours.

What would have made The Burning Wire better?

1) Sabotage of the electrical grid, has potential of an epic tale, like "One Second After". Yet this writer turns it into a simple murder.2) At the end of this book, you will not know many characters, yet be acquinted with many. Most are irrelevant and you will wonder, why spend so much time on them?3) The author describes the villan, perhaps 10 times, as a white male, with short blond hair... Once is enough. Twice is ample.In summary, most of this book is pulp, to strech out a fair story to 13 hours, and when you get to the end, where the croock is apprehended, the end is still not in sight. It keeps going nowhere untill the batteries run out.

Would you ever listen to anything by Jeffery Deaver again?

No

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Burning Wire?

So that its no longer than 6-9 hours.I love long books, but there must be 13 hours worth of story in it.

Any additional comments?

Good story. Catching the villan was a masterpiece. Getting there was a struggle to listen to, and then.... why not end at a good note?

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  • eclectic reader
  • 09-07-2016

As good as ever

I thought I might begin to tire of Lincoln And his cohorts but this one is as good as the previous. The unsub does not appear as chillingly evil as previous ones but continues to cause convulsions in the story. I also enjoy the building on characters from previous books.

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  • sarah
  • 29-05-2016

Brilliant

A good story full of twists and turns. Couldn't guess the end. Exciting and unpredictable

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  • Richard L
  • 05-10-2015

The wire

struggled to finish didn't need the last two chapters . didn't like the narrator

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  • Helen
  • 09-08-2015

Pity about the narration

If you could sum up The Burning Wire in three words, what would they be?

Enjoyable story line.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator was easy to listen to and read well but there was very little tone change between the characters which makes it boring. Not up to expectations.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-01-2015

Another classic Deaver

As always Jeffery Deaver delivers a plot with more twists than a packet of pipe cleaners

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  • Roger
  • 19-09-2014

Good story, not so sure about the narration

I am a fan of the Lincoln Rhyme stories, and this on a par with the others I have read. I'm not so sure about the narration here. The reader is very proficient, but his voice sounds rather bland and boring to me, and I don't think he differentiates between characters very well. Maybe I'll stick to Jeffrey Deaver print books in future.

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  • mollyeyre
  • 13-09-2014

OK

This was quite interesting, though a trifle TOO technical in places, the story was full of the typical Jeffery Deaver twists and turns. It held my interested on the whole and I quite liked some of the supporting characters.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-01-2018

So much technical detail...

Enjoyed this novel 9verall, but got bogged down with so much electrical technical information..wasnt sorry when I had finished this novel but glad I struggled through to the end!

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  • 09-04-2015

One of my favourite Rhyme stories

One of my favourite rhyme stories, very unique m.o.

Love Deaver's work

Cannot wait for the next instalment to be released.

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