Computer screens at the Algonquin Power Company's control center in New York City suddenly displayed a series of red warnings for "major failures," followed by several substations across the city going offline.
A bus driver who had just arrived at a substation not far from the 57th Street bus stop noticed a cable dangling from the window of the substation, only about ten feet above the ground. When the driver was confused about this, an explosion suddenly occurred in the substation, the driver and a number of passengers on the car were injured, and the last passenger who had just stepped on the car with one foot died on the spot. At the same time, the power grid was down for six blocks nearby.
Famous criminal investigation expert Lincoln Lem is assigned to take over the suspected terrorist use of the power grid to threaten the whole city's major case, they must bring the murderer to justice as soon as possible, because the previous substation explosion is only a small test of the murderer, greater damage is still in the future. Sure enough, when Sax and others were fully pursuing, the murderer once again launched an attack on a star-rated hotel with electricity as a weapon...
About the author
Jeffrey Deaver was born in Illinois on May 6, 1950. He was a journalist, folk singer and lawyer, best known for his detective stories. To date, Deaver has published 27 novels and two short story collections, won various literary awards, and some of his works have been adapted into films. His novels have been translated into 25 languages and sold over 100 million copies worldwide, selling well in more than 151 countries and regions.