The Vanished Man

The Vanished Man

[a Lincoln Rhyme Novel]

Book - 2004
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Forensic expert Lincoln Rhyme and his prot#65533;g#65533;e Amelia Sachs are called in to work the high-profile investigation of a killer who seemingly disappeared into thin air just as the police closed in. As the homicidal illusionist baits them with grisly murders that grow more diabolical with each victim, Rhyme and Sachs must go behind the smoke and mirrors to prevent a horrific act of vengeance that could become the greatest vanishing act of all....
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, [2004]
ISBN: 9780743437813
0743437810
Branch Call Number: F DEA NVD
Characteristics: 528 p. ; 18 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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