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The New York Times bestselling author of The Skin Collector delivers a brilliant thriller that pits forensic criminologist Lincoln Rhyme and his partner, Amelia Sachs, against an unstoppable killer with one final, horrific trick up his sleeve.

The Los Angeles Times calls his novels "thrill rides between covers." The New York Times hails them as "dazzling," and The Times of London crowns him "the best psychological thriller writer around." Now Jeffery Deaver, America's "master of ticking-bomb suspense" (People) delivers his most electrifying novel yet.

It begins at a prestigious music school in New York City. A killer flees the scene of a homicide and locks himself in a classroom. Within minutes, the police have him surrounded. When a scream rings out, followed by a gunshot, they break down the door. The room is empty.

Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are brought in to help with the high-profile investigation. For the ambitious Sachs, solving the case could earn her a promotion. For the quadriplegic Rhyme, it means relying on his protégée to ferret out a master illusionist they've dubbed "the conjurer," who baits them with gruesome murders that become more diabolical with each fresh crime. As the fatalities rise and the minutes tick down, Rhyme and Sachs must move beyond the smoke and mirrors to prevent a terrifying act of vengeance that could become the greatest vanishing act of all.

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    The Vanished Man

    Jeffrey Deaver takes another topic - in this case, the world of magic and illusion - and weaves a mesmerizing mystery in and around that world. Fascinating and with more loops and curls than a carnival ride - hang on tight!

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    vanished man

    a thumping good read

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    Vanishing man

    Excellent writing. Lots of twists and turns to keep the reader utterly involved! I can't wait to read the authors next novel!

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    Would love to review

    Would love to write a review, but I can't open this book. Ant ideas how to open it? Any help would be helpful

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    Overall good.

    Found this book to be all over the place and a tad confusing. Not one of his best. I am always a fan of the reveal of the actual murderer and love it when I am fooled. However, this book despite the overall shock of the killers actual identity just was disappointingly flat.

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