When Lincoln Rhyme's estranged cousin is arrested on murder charges, Lincoln and partner Amelia Sachs investigate the case and begin to suspect that the evidence may actually be the result of identity theft by a mysterious and powerful criminal known only as "522".
Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Police -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Quadriplegics -- Fiction.
Rhyme, Lincoln (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Sachs, Amelia (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Serial murderers -- Fiction.
Women detectives -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.