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The Vanished Man (A Lincoln Rhyme Novel) (original 2003; edition 2004)

by Jeffery Deaver

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Title:The Vanished Man (A Lincoln Rhyme Novel)
Authors:Jeffery Deaver
Info:Pocket (2004), Mass Market Paperback, 560 pages
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Rating:****
Tags:Audiobook, Mystery/Suspense, USA

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A good book with lots of twists and turns. The lengths in which the antagonist went to attack his eventual target seemed a little over the top but was still satisfying.

The antagonist Malrick is a very good Illusionist. He commits multiple murders to try and throw off Lincoln Rhyme and crew as to his ultimate motive. Again this is a little convoluted and coincidental but I thought the writing was good and the twists and turns certainly kept me wanting to find out how it ended. ( )
  Jarratt | Jun 14, 2017 |
too many twists and turns to be believable ( )
  Claudia.Anderson | May 23, 2017 |
A fast moving plot with an enthralling villain who is a master of disguise and illusionist.
Most people will remember The Bone Collector from Jeffery Deaver starring Denzil Washington and Angelina Jolie in the movie version. Brilliant though this was, The Vanished Man is the superior story in my opinion. ( )
  AdrianGHilder | Feb 22, 2017 |
Always love the Lincoln Rhyme books and this latest one doesn't disappoint. A brand new kind of criminal who outfoxes the criminal team at every turn... Excellent reading!! ( )
  Mecaza | Jun 23, 2015 |
A very well-written book and just as enjoyable as the first book in this detective-solves-murder-mystery series. ( )
  piersanti | Sep 28, 2014 |
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"A conjuring trick is generally regarded by magicians as consisting of an effect and a
method. The effect is what the spectator sees... The method is the secret behind the effect and allows the effect to take place."

--Peter Lamont and Richard Wiseman "Magic in Theory"
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0743437810, Mass Market Paperback)

Presto! With a conjuror's flourish, the reliable Jeffery Deaver has pulled another winner out of his hat. The Vanished Man brings back Lincoln Rhyme, forensic investigator, and his sidekick Amelia Sachs, ex-model and beat cop, a team featured in four previous books. Their case begins with a murder in which the culprit, cornered in a locked room, seemingly vanishes into thin air. Rhyme soon realizes he's up against a master illusionist--and then acquires a conjuror of his own, a spunky apprentice magician, to advise him. The book is chock-a-block with magic lore and with details of the craft of illusion, which provide a fine complement to the engrossing forensic-science puzzles.

The characters, as usual with Deaver, are little more than cardboard cutouts. Even Rhyme himself, a brilliant quadriplegic and former head of NYPD forensics, seems more a collection of characteristics than a man. But Deaver's cutouts are sturdy and well-constructed, and the book's plotting and pacing--featuring twist upon twist and reversal upon reversal--are nothing short of dazzling, reminiscent of Agatha Christie at her best. Deaver proves himself an accomplished illusionist, misdirecting your attention with one hand while slipping a firecracker down your pants with the other. --Nicholas H. Allison

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:25:38 -0400)

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This thriller pits forensic criminologist Lincoln Rhyme and his partner Amelia Sachs against an unstoppable "invisible" killer. As the fatalities rise and the minutes tick down, they must move beyond the smoke and mirrors to prevent a terrifying act of vengeance that could become the greatest vanishing act of all.… (more)

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