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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 »
ISBN-13: 9781416549970
ISBN-10: 1416549978
Publication Date: 6/3/2008
Pages: 416
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 93 ratings
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Book Type: Hardcover
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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.
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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!
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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!
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Another great Lincoln Rhyme novel. This one had me guessing wrong all the way to the end. Data mining, or identity theft sets the scene for Rhyme to help his own cousin out of a hard spot and allows the reader to have a glimpse of what life was like for Rhyme growing up. This book was hard to put down, except for a chapter where it told about a data file by identifying everything in the file. Skip over this chapter and you will be happy with the book.
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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
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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.
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Deaver is as great as always.