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The Broken Window (Lincoln Rhyme, Bk 8)
The Broken Window - Lincoln Rhyme, Bk 8
Author: Jeffery Deaver
In bestseller Deaver's entertaining eighth Lincoln Rhyme novel (after The Cold Moon), Rhyme, a forensic consultant for the NYPD, and his detective partner, Amelia Sachs, take on a psychotic mastermind who uses data mining?the business of the twenty-first century?not only to select and hunt down his victims but also to frame the crimes on complet...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781416549970
ISBN-10: 1416549978
Publication Date: 6/3/2008
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 95 ratings
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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reviewed The Broken Window (Lincoln Rhyme, Bk 8) on + 48 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I usually enjoy the Lincoln Rhyme series and this installment was no exception however, having been the victim of (a fairly mild case of) identity theft this one really hit home. If you've been educated at all in the basics of identity theft you'll see the truth behind the basic premise and if you have a working knowledge (even a rudimentary one) of data mining it'll scare the crap out of you.

I saw that another review mentioned data mining off of the internet but Deaver really presents the information well and makes a point of showing that it is most certainly *not* an internet exclusive danger and, in fact, that our personal information is every bit as vulnerable offline.

So bottom line for this book: you get a quick and dirty education on privacy issues and vulnerabilities in our time presented in an entertaining and engrossing story format (no dry lectures here) with somewhat of a surprise ending- I'm pretty good at figuring out who the bad guy is but I never figured this one out until he told us when, of course, I immediately kicked myself for not putting it together. Very well done and I'm looking forward to the next book.
SmiLynnLady avatar reviewed The Broken Window (Lincoln Rhyme, Bk 8) on + 34 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Deaver does his homework. In The Broken Window, he tells enough about data mining - the collection of intimate details about individuals' lives by big corporations, who then pass this information on to advertisers, politicians ... and sometimes criminals - to make a normal person paranoid! An original plot that will make you think next time you commit personal data to paper or computer. A good read!
sneyers11 avatar reviewed The Broken Window (Lincoln Rhyme, Bk 8) on
Helpful Score: 2
Very good book, but not recommended reading for the paranoid or conspiracy theorist. It made me want to start paying cash for everything. Jeffrey Deaver displayed his usual excellence, with lots of twists and turns. The only problem is that I have to wait a year for the next one!
reviewed The Broken Window (Lincoln Rhyme, Bk 8) on + 3073 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I couldn't get into this book this time, it has too much technical stuff in it and kind of hard to keep up with, it got to be too complicated and too much description of everything.
reviewed The Broken Window (Lincoln Rhyme, Bk 8) on + 71 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I loved this book. It had so many twists and turns. I thought I had it figured out several times - but was wrong! I tried to put it down several times but couldn't leave it very long.
I highly recommend this book. You'll enjoy it.
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reviewed The Broken Window (Lincoln Rhyme, Bk 8) on + 8 more book reviews
Not Deavers best. Dry and even boring in some places.
reviewed The Broken Window (Lincoln Rhyme, Bk 8) on + 36 more book reviews
wow this was so much fun. lots of interests for nerds and crime readers
dragonbowler avatar reviewed The Broken Window (Lincoln Rhyme, Bk 8) on + 3 more book reviews
great book to warn of identity theft and the issues off too much knowledge in one place. not for those who see a conspiracy around every corner as this could just add to their paranoia.
reviewed The Broken Window (Lincoln Rhyme, Bk 8) on + 2 more book reviews
Deaver is as great as always.
reviewed The Broken Window (Lincoln Rhyme, Bk 8) on + 88 more book reviews
A fan of horror stories ? This is the fictional account of a diabolical computer genius with access to all the important data bases of government and big business.
He uses the information for his private obsessions of manipulating peoples lives and covering up rapes and murders he commits.
Fascinating thriller both for Deaver's edge of your seat writing and for the realistic possability of things like this happening.
reviewed The Broken Window (Lincoln Rhyme, Bk 8) on + 5 more book reviews
Good. But not his best work. It isn't as engaging as Deaver ususally is.
reviewed The Broken Window (Lincoln Rhyme, Bk 8) on + 70 more book reviews
Extremely intriguing as well as a new look into the Internet world; great read.


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