The Vanished Man

The Vanished Man

Large Print - 2003
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"The New York Times" bestselling author of "The Stone Monkey" is back with a brilliant thriller that pits forensic criminologist Lincoln Rhyme and his partner, Amelia Sachs, against an unstoppable killer with one final, horrific trick up his sleeve.

"The Los Angeles Times" calls his novels "thrill rides between covers." "The New York Times" hails them as "dazzling," and "The Times" of London crowns him "the best psychological thriller writer around." Now Jeffery Deaver, America's "master of ticking-bomb suspense" "(People)" delivers his most electrifying novel yet.

It begins at a prestigious music school in New York City. A killer flees the scene of a homicide and locks himself in a classroom. Within minutes, the police have him surrounded. When a scream rings out, followed by a gunshot, they break down the door. The room is empty.

Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are brought in to help with the high-profile investigation and to ferret out a master illusionist they've dubbed "the conjurer." As the fatalities rise and the minutes tick down, Rhyme and Sachs must move beyond the smoke and mirrors to prevent a terrifying act of

Publisher: New York ; Toronto, Ont. : Simon & Schuster, c2003.
Edition: Large Print edition
ISBN: 9780743246460
0743246462
Characteristics: 772 pages (large print) ;,25 cm.

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maipenrai
Dec 14, 2016

(The fifth book in the Lincoln Rhyme series)

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gusmcrae
May 02, 2015

Another great entry in the Lincoln Ryhmes series. I didn't quite see the twist at the end and really enjoyed the magic theme this time around.

I strongly agree with Slade [below]. The plot is overloaded and there is a lot of materian which appeared in his previous book which was just thrown into this plot. There is no way the magician could have hidden a blood bomb in his head after a police body search, some of the 'tricks' which are needed to make up the plot defy credulity. This reads like an ego trip for the author who is getting his thrill from taking the readers on a roller coster ride with poor psychological infill in the characters and a scathing finish which puts the innocent detective Sachs at the mercy of a corrupt politician. I don't understand the American system so the resolution was not clear to me... a sideways promotion? An ok read but not Deaver's best work.

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DL7173
Dec 08, 2010

Most enjoyable throughout. Intriguing twists and turns are emphasized and made credible
for me by details of murderer's
use of magic and illusion.

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