The weapon is invisible and omnipresent. Without it‚ modern society grinds to a halt. It is electricity. The killer harnesses and steers huge arc flashes with voltage so high and heat so searing that steel melts and his victims are set afire.
When the first explosion occurs in broad daylight‚ reducing a city bus to a pile of molten‚ shrapnel-riddled metal‚ officials fear terrorism. Lincoln Rhyme‚ a world-class forensic criminologist known for his successful apprehension of the most devious criminals‚ is immediately tapped for the investigation.