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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: Unabridged 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
  • 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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