The Vanished Man : Lincoln Rhyme

  • by Jeffery Deaver
  • Narrated by George Guidall
  • Series: Lincoln Rhyme
  • 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From Jeffery Deaver's "simply outstanding" (San Jose Mercury News) Lincoln Rhyme series comes this acclaimed New York Times best-seller!
Forensics expert Lincoln Rhyme is called in to work the high-profile investigation of a killer who seemingly disappeared into thin air just as the NYPD closed in. As the homicidal illusionist baits him with grisly murders that grow more diabolical with each victim, Rhyme and his protégée, Amelia Sachs, must go behind the smoke and mirrors to prevent a horrific act of vengeance that could become the greatest vanishing act of all....

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What the Critics Say

"A crackling thriller." (ChicagoSun-Times)
"Ingeniously devious.... [The] plot is so crooked it could hide behind a spiral staircase." (People)
"This is prime Deaver." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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Gripping mystery of a psychopathic illusionist.

With just about every Deaver mystery there are always are a multitude of twists. But what makes this mystery so enthralling is his knowledge of illusions, illusionists, magicians and murder. He kept me on the edge of my seat and guessing all along who the killer was and what his motives were. That's what I look for in a mystery novel.

George Guidall is excellent as a narrator, making each character distinct and believable.
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- Charles Atkinson

Magician theme and best in series

This book did an excellent job of working in the theme of a master magician and his need for revenge. There are plenty plot twists and the pace is always fast. The narration is excellent. Its mostly plausible, but at some point you say it is way too complicated a scheme based on what the villain's objective is. It reminded me a little of the Silence of the Lambs where "bad guy" is quite adept at escaping from incarceration. He is a magician and a student of Houdini who made a living escaping from handcuffs, prisons and locked trunks.

My only complaint is that there is too many "plot twists" and book could have ended 30 pages earlier.

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- John S

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-26-2012
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio