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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,801 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeffery Deaver Narrator: Dennis Boutsikaris Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Lincoln Rhyme Series Release Date:
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Bestselling and award-winning author Jeffery Deaver brings back fan favorite duo Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs with the plot development that everyone’s been waiting for.


Quadriplegic forensic criminalist Lincoln Rhyme has been fully paralyzed since listeners first met him. His partner Amelia Sachs has been his eyes, his ears, his legs, and even became his paramour somewhere along the way. In The Burning Wire, his wrenching debate about undergoing risky treatment to improve his condition is finally resolved—a decision that threatens to derail his most important case to date…and to have even more dire consequences.

Energy is on everyone’s mind—from renewables to the price of oil to the controversy over nuclear power. The Burning Wire finds Rhyme, Sachs, and the cast of characters from Deaver’s earlier novels in a breathless two-day race to stop a twisted killer, whose horrific weapon of choice is the very energy that powers our lives.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Although it’s easy to get swept up in the sheer velocity of the action Rhyme’s team takes to contain the escalating attacks, Deaver also makes us think hard about the deadly potential of a mysterious source of power our civilization depends on, power we arrogantly assume to be under our control.” 

    New York Times

  • “If there were a prize for the novel best suited for summer reading, my 2010 nominee would be Jeffery Deaver’s The Burning Wire. It’s a big, flashy stretch limo of a thriller that brings Lincoln Rhyme and his assistant, Amerlia Sachs, to stop a killer whose weapon of choice is electricity.” 

    Washington Post

  • “Sterling…Not even the brilliant Rhyme can foresee the shocking twists the case will take in this electrically charged thriller.” 

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Only the canniest readers will see which of these grace notes are red herrings and which are linked in crucial ways to the case at hand.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Selected for the June 2010 Indie Next List
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Wendy | 2/19/2014

    " No better crime solver. i love the fact that Lincoln solves faster than I do. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lobelifinto | 2/16/2014

    " awesome. oh jyeah! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Chris | 2/12/2014

    " I loved this book. This is very high on my list or favorites even though the reviews I had read were mixed and some of the negative reviews were from long time Deaver fans like myself. It took me quite awhile to get back into a reading mood and I struggled to sit down and read. That being said I never stopped thinking about this book. The whole premise that the electricity that runs in your house could be used to kill you was both intriguing and terrifying. Classic Deaver plot twists were not a let down and the long standing characters developed even more depth. Jeffery Deaver is by far my favorite author and he has never let me down yet. I recommend this to all fans of his work and anyone who is intrigued by the power of electricity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Peggy McClanahan | 2/5/2014

    " The only reason I can't give this book 5 stars is the language. His writing is compelling; his characters are believable and likable. This is another story about Lincoln Rhyme and his amazing forensic science. I love that in each book I learn things too. In this one, I learned so much about the way electricity works and the way it can be used as a weapon. Fascinating stuff. "

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