The Art of Breaking Glass

The Art of Breaking Glass

A Novel

Book - 1997
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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. 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.

Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Little, Brown, 1997.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780316339247
Characteristics: p. cm.


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Sep 20, 2018

Outstanding read! Entertaining and thought-provoking on many levels!
Sorry the author didn't write more fictional books, especially of this nature.


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