|Art of Breaking Glass, the (1997) [Novel]|
by Matt Hall
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(From the publisher):
Meet Bill Kaiser. He's a whiz with computers and electronics. A demolition expert. A man who'll stop at nothing in his quest for social justice-and private revenge. Is he crazy?
Psychiatric nurse Sharon Blautner needs to know. Bill has been picked up by the police and dropped off for evaluation at New York's Bellevue Hospital. They found him in the incinerator room of a luxury apartment building. Naked. With a razor he used to slash himself.
Bill displays all the classic symptoms of schizophrenia. Yet he's an extremely sympathetic patient. Intelligent. Cooperative. Caring. So much so that Sharon lets slip a secret from her own troubled past. And inadvertently helps Bill torch his way out of the hospital's high security lockdown.
After that, nothing in Sharon's life will ever be the same. Bill, she realizes, was not really crazy at all. Or at least not the way she thought. He's a dangerous man. A killer. Yet still, somehow she can't help liking him. And as Bill begins to carry out a mind-boggling revenge scheme-his grand plan for social justice-Sharon suddenly finds that she's the only one who can stop him.
From its pulse-pounding opening scene to its (literally) explosive climax, "The Art of Breaking Glass" carries us away on a slam-bang roller coaster of shocks and surprises-and brings to life the most electrical central relationship since that of Agent Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter in "The Silence of the Lambs." Here is a thriller that truly breaks the mold.
Original title: The Art of Breaking Glass
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Suspense