The Vanished Man by Jeffery Deaver
(A Lincoln Rhyme Novel)

79%

10 Critic Reviews

...gyrating main story line, rich in magic lore and lingo. This is prime Deaver.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

The New York Times bestselling author of The Skin Collector delivers 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. For the ambitious Sachs, solving the case could earn her a promotion. For the quadriplegic Rhyme, it means relying on his protégée to ferret out a master illusionist they've dubbed "the conjurer," who baits them with gruesome murders that become more diabolical with each fresh crime. 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 vengeance that could become the greatest vanishing act of all.
 

About Jeffery Deaver

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Jeffery Deaver, a former attorney, is the New York Times bestselling author of two collections of short stories and dozens of previous suspense novels. He is best known for his Kathryn Dance and Lincoln Rhyme thrillers, most notably The Bone Collector, which was made into a feature starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. His many awards include the Novel of the Year at the International Thriller Writers’ Awards in 2009 for his standalone novel The Bodies Left Behind. The latest entries in the Lincoln Rhyme series are The Cold Moon, The Broken Window, and The Burning Wire. Visit the author on Facebook or go to JefferyDeaver.com.
 
Published January 1, 2003 by Simon & Schuster. 560 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror, Crime. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Vanished Man
All: 10 | Positive: 9 | Negative: 1

Publishers Weekly

Good

...gyrating main story line, rich in magic lore and lingo. This is prime Deaver.

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Book Reporter

Excellent
on Jun 29 2004

Deaver's craftsmanship is first-rate as always and his research into the professional world of magic and illusion is not only informative but also compelling.

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RT Book Reviews

Above average

The world of magic makes an ideal playing field for Deaver, with his natural penchant for plot twists and story surprises.

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Bestsellersworld

Good
on Mar 11 2003

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.

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The Best Reviews

Excellent
on Mar 11 2003

... mastery of mystery and suspense...This master writer is also a phenomenal storyteller and in this latest book of his, he enlightens and sweeps away the readers in the unfathomable and esoteric world of magic...

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AuthorsDen

Good
on Feb 02 2009

Deaver writes an exceptional series with outstanding characters. Rhyme is a brilliant man frustrated with his physical disability who relies on Sachs’s skills at gathering evidence and investigating onsite. The two make for one powerful team...

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Reviewing the Evidence

Excellent

Anyone who picks a Jeffery Deaver novel does it for one reason – to be entertained. THE VANISHED MAN gives you your money’s worth plus a bit extra.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Good

Deaver’s books are known for his twists and in this respect, THE VANISHED MAN’ does not disappoint.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Below average

...more than a little annoying. I do recommend it to long term fans of the series but warn new readers not to bother.

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Gather Books

Good
on Nov 28 2009

Jeffery Deaver has outdone himself with The Vanished Man. The villain is a brilliant illusionist who makes the case a very interesting one.

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