By Jeffery Deaver
Lincoln Rhyme is again, at the path of a killer whose weapon of selection cripples ny urban with worry.
The weapon is invisible and omnipresent. with out it, smooth society grinds to a halt. it's electrical energy. The killer harnesses and steers large arc flashes with voltage so excessive and warmth so searing that metal melts and his sufferers are set afire.
When the 1st explosion happens in large sunlight, decreasing a urban bus to a pile of molten, shrapnel-riddled steel, officers worry terrorism. Rhyme, a world-class forensic criminologist recognized for his profitable apprehension of the main devious criminals, is instantly tapped for the research. lengthy a quadriplegic, he assembles NYPD detective Amelia Sachs and officer Ron Pulaski as his eyes, ears and legs on crime websites, and FBI agent Fred Dellray as his undercover guy in the street. because the assaults proceed around the urban at a sickening speed, and terrifying call for letters start showing, the staff works desperately opposed to time and with maddeningly little forensic proof to attempt to discover the killer. Or is it killers . . . ?
Meanwhile, Rhyme is consulting on one other high-profile research in Mexico with a such a lot coveted quarry in his crosshairs: the employed killer often called the Watchmaker, one of many few criminals to have eluded Rhyme’s internet.
Juggling tremendous investigations opposed to a merciless ticking clock takes a toll on Rhyme’s well-being. quickly Rhyme is combating on one more front—and his choice to paintings regardless of his actual barriers threatens to force away his closest allies while he wishes them so much . . .