'[An] electrically charged thriller.'
Jeffery Deaver is something of a summer tradition for thriller fans, and a Lincoln Rhyme novel makes for a bumper year. The iconic detective is back for a ninth time in THE BURNING WIRE, and everything else we love is there too: New York setting, accurate to the very street - check! Pages of (literally) forensic detail - check! And a killer more devious and gruesome than even last year's - check! Deaver's pacy prose is addictive enough to result in dreadful sunburn if read on the beach, so approach with caution.
'Deaver can be relied on to deliver high tension - in this case it comes in every sense of the expression.'
'A no-holds-barred page-turner. One of the masters of the thriller art, it's no surprise Deaver's been chosen to write a new James Bond for 2011.'
'The art of writing blockbuster thrillers is not easily mastered but Deaver has it at his fingertips. One of his specialities is the out-of-left-field revelation and The Burning Wire is brimming with them.'
'Brilliant . . . it's easy to get swept up in the sheer velocity of the action'
'Ingenious plotting is combined with ample helpings of information, about both New York's infrastructure and the hero's disability'
'With 26 novels to his name Deaver is an old hand at delivering the goods . . . he still does it better than most, whacking his readers with a neat one-two plot twist as they enter the final straight.'
'Deaver is a master of misdirection and the plot will keep you guessing to the end. A powerful read indeed.'