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Vanishing Act: Mystery at the U.S. Open

by John Feinstein

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Vanishing Act By: John Feinstein

The story "Vanishing Act," is a story that includes two 14 year old sportswriters that are trying to discover what has happened to the worlds most popular tennis player at the U.S. Open in the Big Apple. These two young detectives are fresh of discovering the mystery at the Men's College Basketball Championship, and are back at it once again. They have the help of an old friend, but even he might not be enough to solve the disappearance of Nadia Symonova. They go all over Manhattan for clues and ask any eyewitnesses who may have seen the crime, but as the story goes on they learn that they can't just trust anyone. Some of their closest ally's might be involved and they can't rule anyone out of the equation just yet. Will Susan and Stevie be able to discover the criminal, or will their detective luck just run out.

Overall a very good book.
  RSufyan | May 18, 2014 |
Stevie and Susan Carol return for another sports mystery. This time they save the U.S. Open ( )
  AlLe0619 | Jan 31, 2011 |
In this second installment of his sports mystery series, teen reporters Stevie Thomas and Susan Carol Anderson are on the case when a teen tennis superstar goes missing during the US Open. Readers that are tennis fans (or sports fans in general), will enjoy this novel, and the others in the series (there is a March Madness installment, as well as a Super Bowl installment). However, the pace of the novel is slow. I listened to this book on audiobook, and although the tennis star is kidnapped by the end of the first CD, there is no real headway made into the investigation by the end of the third CD. This would be a great novel for a "high/low" group - older readers with lower reading levels. The pace is slow and the subject is interesting to many reluctant readers. ( )
  joannachilders | Apr 26, 2010 |
Given that I am not all that fond of sports -- especially watching them, it is rather amazing that I quite enjoyed this book, but I did. The mystery was fun and the kids were believable. ( )
  alice443 | Oct 6, 2009 |
When a famous Russian tennis player is apparently kidnapped at the US Open, it is up to two budding teen journalists to solve the crime.

Although Feinstein's voice is better suited to doing NPR commentary than narrating a spoken book, this sports mystery is full of insider details that current tennis fans will love. Mystery fans won't be disappointed either with the twisty, but logical ending. ( )
  marnattij | Feb 7, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 037583592X, Hardcover)

Stevie Thomas and Susan Carol Anderson return in another fast-paced, action-packed sports mystery from bestselling sports writer John Feinstein.

The two hopeful sports reporters have kept in touch after their wild time at the Final Four, and when Susan Carol manages to score a press pass to cover the first week of the US Open Tennis Tournament in New York, Stevie works out a way to be there as well.

The behind-the-scenes action in the world of professional tennis is overwhelming and occasionally bewildering, but it turns downright inconceivable when a young Russian phenom, Natalia Makarova, disappears right before her second-round match. Somewhere between the locker rooms and the Louis Armstrong Court, one of the most-watched players of the tournament simply vanishes.

The media coverage is staggering. Everyone is looking for Natalia--including Stevie and Susan Carol. Was she kidnapped? Did she run? Is she even still alive? The rumors are growing wilder by the hour. But they don't even come close to the shocking truth...

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:51:27 -0400)

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Eighth-grade sports reporters Susan Carol and Stevie reunite at the U.S. Open tennis championships where they investigate the mysterious disappearance of a top Russian player.

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