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3.00034470872113 out of 53.00034470872113 out of 53.00034470872113 out of 53.00034470872113 out of 53.00034470872113 out of 5 3.00 (5,802 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeffery Deaver Narrator: Dennis Boutsikaris Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Lincoln Rhyme Series Release Date: June 2010 ISBN: 9781442304239
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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
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • Selected for the June 2010 Indie Next List
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 2/1/2014

    " Not my favorite Deaver book-- too many threads and even though they tie together (a tad too neatly), I think it reduced suspence. I will say I will never think about electricity the same again! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joann | 1/28/2014

    " It had a slow start but really turned into a page turner. Lots about electricity I did not know and still do not know. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennie | 1/26/2014

    " I adore Jeffery Deaver, but for some reason this book took me awhile to finish. I originally started it as an eBook, and then didn't pick it up until now as a hard cover. The beginning was interesting, but I have to say it was the last 1/3 of the book where Deaver really shone, as usual. All the cases are interesting, but Deaver really knows how to surprise you at the end. And even the Epilogue was a huge surprise, though a welcome one, since it was something I had been wondering about for the last, oh four books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelsey | 1/15/2014

    " A solid installment in the Rhyme series. I think Deaver needs to mix up his storytelling a bit. Even if you can't guess the ultimate outcome, you can see the pattern his books always follow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 1/9/2014

    " Starting to get very formulaic, but still and entertaining read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 L | 1/9/2014

    " Not terrible, but the big reveal felt a little like the ending of a Scooby-Doo episode. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brennan Sigel | 1/7/2014

    " I'm never disappointed with a Jeffrey Deaver book. I read this one in less than 20 hours. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cornelia | 12/21/2013

    " It was only ok. It definitely is not as good as his others. All the crap about electricity was so unneeded. I love the other ones in the series and hope the next one is better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherry Kinnear | 12/18/2013

    " Just started, but very exciting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter | 12/2/2013

    " these are all good reads some better than others.. when i read these i dont expect to much sometimes im suprised..i recomend this book as i enjoyed it.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosebee | 11/27/2013

    " I think I found a new favorite author! :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tweetgirl49 | 10/22/2013

    " Slow paced and too much detail. I love Deaver, but this was my first disappointing read from him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holly Mcintyre | 7/12/2013

    " Deaver at his best. Intriguing plot, surprising developments, Agatha Christi ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia | 7/2/2013

    " The Burning Wire is a good book but I didn't enjoy it as much as the previous Lincoln Rhyme novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 T | 2/22/2013

    " In Burning Window, J. Deaver dealt with RFIDs and data mining. In this one, he makes use of cloud computing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lupe | 12/11/2012

    " Another brilliant book by Mr Deaver "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pete Roz | 10/13/2012

    " Fantastic mystery! A bit gruesome, but definitely held your interest "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles | 6/2/2012

    " Deaver's Lincoln Rhyme never ceases to amaze and he always gets his man. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claire | 1/2/2012

    " Excellent read, lots of twists and turns as per normal but it always keeps you riveted until the end, can't wait for the next one! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tim | 12/23/2011

    " This story is much longer than necessary, unless you enjoy listening to innocent people get tortured to death by electric shock. Shorter would have been much better without all the mayhem. 5 of 10 stars "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mmtimes4 | 9/17/2011

    " This book is about murder by electricity. I did not have it figured out before it was over. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly Simpson | 9/4/2011

    " Another great book by Jeffrey Deaver - I love the Lincln Rhyme series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie | 5/23/2011

    " Good read, but was sort of difficult to follow because I don't know much about
    electricity.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 5/17/2011

    " Another Lincoln Rhyme novel. Very exciting adventure with a good lean toward electric distribution technique. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lynn | 5/17/2011

    " Fans of CSI will enjoy this book. I like my murder mysteries with a little less reliance on technology and a character driven storyline. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 5/3/2011

    " Usual Lincoln Rhyme book. Always enjoyable and a good holiday read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 C.E. | 4/26/2011

    " Deaver's plot twist here actually did catch me, which hasn't happened the last couple Lincoln Rhyme novels. (OK, I admit, the way Rhyme gets out of it was a bit too good to be true to me, but that's always a thing with these books.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 C J | 4/22/2011

    " As usual, this is a great read from Deaver. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rodney | 4/19/2011

    " Loved it. Lincoln & Amelia are back pursuing a criminal with a new kind of weapon. Electricity. Also, Lincoln's nemesis, The Watchmaker returns. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynda | 4/13/2011

    " not up to Deaver's usual ticking time bomb, disappointed "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dominique | 4/8/2011

    " This story rocked. Killing by Electricity was a little bit creepy but well worth the read. Deaver get's better and better with every book he writes. I have read all the Lincoln Rhyme novels from beginning to present! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Estellesim | 4/8/2011

    " GOOD KNOWLEDGE ABOUT ELECTRICITY. SURE DID MADE ME PARANOID ABOUT ANYTHING METAL OR GOOD CONDUCTORS OF METAL. THE PLOT IS VERY DETAILED, SEEMS TO REALLY FOLLOW THE UNREVEALING PATHS OF THE INVESTIGATION. "

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About the Author
Author Jeffery Deaver

Jeffery Deaver is an award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of mystery and crime novels. His novels have won the Nero Wolfe Award, three Ellery Queen Readers’ Awards, a British Thumping Good Read Award, and the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger and Short Story Dagger awards from the British Crime Writers’ Association. His The Bodies Left Behind was named Novel of the Year by the International Thriller Writers Association. The Cold Moon was named the Book of the Year by the Mystery Writers Association of Japan, as well as by Kono Mystery Wa Sugoi magazine. The Japanese Adventure Fiction Association awarded The Cold Moon and Carte Blanche their annual Grand Prix award. His novels have hit bestsellers lists around the world, including the New York Times, London Times, Los Angeles Times, the Milan Corriere della Sera, and Sydney Morning Herald. He received his BA in journalism from the University of Missouri and has a law degree from Fordham University. Since becoming a full-time writer in 1990, he has written over thirty-five books. Some of his novels have been made into films, including The Bone Collector starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie.

About the Narrator

Dennis Boutsikaris has won two Obie Awards, one for his performance in Sight Unseen, and played Mozart in Amadeus on Broadway. Among his films are W., Batteries Not Included, The Dream Team, and Boys on the Side. He is a recipient of both Audie and Earphones Awards and has read over 140 audiobooks.