The Vanished Man

The Vanished Man

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]
Copyright Date: ©2003.
ISBN: 9780743437813
Characteristics: 528 pages ; 18 cm.


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Apr 20, 2018

Although there were parts that were FASCINATING, it started feeling a bit repetitive to me. I liked Kara a lot! 3½ stars.

Feb 28, 2018

This is an older Deaver book and uses magic as an interesting backdrop. Deaver uses a lot of his own misdirection to confuse his audience but all-in-all an entertaining if still a little too verbose tale.

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.

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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