The Art of Breaking Glass Author:Matthew Hall It's just another day in New York's Bellevue Hospital -- the loony bin. That is, until psychiatric nurse Sharon Blautner interviews Bill Kaiser, a nutcase the police found lurking in an exclusive apartment building. Bill displays the classic signs of paranoid schizophrenia. Yet he seems startlingly intelligent and unusually sympathetic. ... more »So much so that Sharon lets slip a painful memory of her own -- and inadvertently helps him escape from the high-security lockdown.
After that, nothing in her life will ever be the same. Because Bill Kaiser, it turns out, is not crazy after all -- or at least not in the way Sharon had thought. He's a genius with electronics and explosives -- a ruthless high-tech Robin Hood who's determined to save New York's poor and powerless from the greed of billionaire developers and corrupt politicians. And Sharon has just given him the key to the ultimate revenge plan. Can she stop him? Does she really want to stop him? Because after all, he's only doing what she's secretly dreamed of doing herself...
Written with breakneck pacing and unrelenting suspense, The Art of Breaking Glass introduces the mast perversely compelling relationship since Hannibal Lecter and Agent Clarice Starling -- and plunges us into a cunning game of cat-and-mouse that keeps us guessing right up to the last page.« less
Possibly the best thriller novel I've read all year. The plot twists are so clever, no matter how many mystery thrillers you read, you're bound to be surprised.
The police pick up what appears to be a homeless crazy guy and bring him to the high security ward at a NYC psychiatric hospital where he'll be evaluated and after checking his health, if deemed not a danger to himself or others, will be released on his own recognizance. That's pretty much all I can tell you without giving anything away. Is he crazy or not? Is he out to save NYC, or what is his goal? Just know it's not at all what you think it will be... GREAT READ!