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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (7,008 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeffery Deaver Narrator: Adam Grupper Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Lincoln Rhyme Series Release Date: March 2003 ISBN: 9780743551717
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The New York Times bestselling author of The Stone Monkey is back with 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 sleve.

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

It begins at the 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 the 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 protéegéee to ferret out the 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 preven a terrifying act of vengeance that could become the greatest vanishing act of all.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Ingeniously devious…[The] plot is so crooked it could hide behind a spiral staircase.”

    People

  • “A crackling thriller.”

    Chicago Sun-Times 

  • “Presto! With a conjuror’s flourish, the reliable Jeffery Deaver has pulled another winner out of his hat…The book’s plotting and pacing—featuring twist upon twist and reversal upon reversal—are nothing short of dazzling, reminiscent of Agatha Christie at her best. Deaver proves himself an accomplished illusionist.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • This is prime Deaver.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Well-researched and exciting, this has all the elements of good crime fiction: likable leads, a colorful supporting cast, fascinating scientific analysis, and a look at the secrets of an otherwise unknown world. A sure hit.”

    Booklist

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 BC | 2/20/2014

    " The spine is broken part way through the book. I don't have a clue how to try to tape it! This is Licoln Rhyme number 5. I don't think I have number 6 here, rats. I love these and I am sometimes sad to think that I have missed them all these years. Copyright on this one is 2003. Learned alot about magic in this one. It has 806 pages in this copy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 jamie | 2/16/2014

    " A great read. Couldn't put the book down. Keeps you guessing until the very end. Awesome mystery writer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 2/12/2014

    " This is the fifth book I have read by Deaver and the one I have enjoyed the most since The Coffin Dancer. I did not particularly like The Empty Chair and was interested in The Stone Monkey more for its content about Chinese culture than for the plot. So The Vanished Man was a nice surprise. The theme is illusion, and Deaver joins right in with his characters in tricking and misleading the reader in a way that is a lot of fun. This is not the sort of book where you will be able to "figure out" the mystery ahead of time. It is more like a fun roller coaster ride, not to be taken too seriously, but definitely to be enjoyed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vegfamily | 2/8/2014

    " I love the detail that Deaver puts into his novels. I learn so much about the backgrounds of the characters and the settings. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keely | 2/7/2014

    " I like this genre of book, however this one had so many twists and turns it was a tad overwhelming. And so much kept happening in such a short period of time that it almost bothered me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amber Litzenberger | 2/2/2014

    " Awesome! It was a bit slow at first and therefore a bit hard to get into, but I really enjoyed it. Watching The Bone Collector first helped me visualize and feel closer to the characters; I found this a really good read!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian Steele | 1/27/2014

    " Simply put, one of the best modern mystery novels I've read in a long time. The amount of twists & turns Deaver crammed into this novel borders on the astounding, the premise of a trained illusionist as a deadly criminal ever better. Just... just read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arlene | 1/18/2014

    " This book was full of twists and turns as Lincoln Rhyme and his team track a killer with magical talent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel Alcorn | 12/22/2013

    " Although a little far-fetched in parts, definately my favourite Jeffery Deaver novel. Very very creative. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 RunRachelRun | 12/12/2013

    " I loved the magic threaded through the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather's Mum | 12/11/2013

    " Jeffery Deaver. Just a remarkable author. I'm amazed at the research he puts into his work. Who knew the world of illusion would interest me? Throw in a psychopathic killer and some terrific forensic work... voila! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison Potter | 12/3/2013

    " Really liked this. He keeps twisting the plot so you never know what to believe or who the bad guy (or girl!) really is. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 10/11/2013

    " The Lincoln Rhyme series is good generally, but this has been of my favorites thus far. There are many twists. Just when you think you've figured it out, there is another twist that keeps you guessing. The magician references are very interesting, and make the novel unique among mysteries I've read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Edward Mccaffrey | 9/1/2013

    " Lots of magic in this book - 1st 3/4 of book exciting - then it seemed to drag on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kayeann Vaudrin | 8/29/2013

    " I enjoyed the mystery behind the magician, getting information on how they work on stage. Obviously, Deaver did his homework. I applaud that. The ending was a bit long, I skipped through it fast reading. It seemed like it could have ended earlier. But, good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shanti | 7/26/2013

    " magic.. magician.. and a serial killer "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe O'c | 5/9/2013

    " Excellent; Continuing character: Lincoln Rhyme; trying to solve a series of murders by a magician/illusionist has the team tracking down leads and enlisting the aid of an apprentice illusionist "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne Girouard | 4/4/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jakub Nowak | 3/19/2013

    " Another great read. Sometimes I felt it was a bit too much on the twists and turns but it still read good. Deaver is a solid thriller writer. He follows a pattern in his books but does it well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bnschmid | 3/16/2013

    " The Lincoln Rhymes novels rule!Rhyne is a paraplegic with a really hot girlfriend who solves crimes through crime analysis techniques.He's a grumby old sumbitch who's only moving parts are his brain'mouth,and apparently his schlonger!Good stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Reema | 9/9/2012

    " One of my favorite Deaver books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne Bailer Smith | 9/17/2011

    " Ihave read every Jeffrey Deaver book written and he has never failed to zap me on the last page. Does it every time. The Blue Nowhere shattered my "amazement quotient" and from there I was hooked. Amazing writer. His last book is just as good as his first one, The Bone Collector. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannie | 8/22/2011

    " Loved the use of magic, what an interesting and devious spin. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tiffany | 6/10/2011

    " Very good mystery, lots of suspense. I am a lightweight when it comes to "scary or creepy", so this was hard for me to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 5/15/2011

    " Read the condensed Readers' Digest story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia | 4/12/2011

    " Another excellent Jeffery Deaver book. This one is about a magician, an illusionist. Some of the things he did were a little over the top and unbelievable for real life, but it was a good story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 4/7/2011

    " Simply put, one of the best modern mystery novels I've read in a long time. The amount of twists & turns Deaver crammed into this novel borders on the astounding, the premise of a trained illusionist as a deadly criminal ever better. Just... just read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gregory | 3/18/2011

    " So far, so good - on page 78. A story about a perp who vanishes and seemingly is a magician of some sort, or to be more precise an illusionist. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 3/1/2011

    " One of my favorite authors and one of my favorite series. A definite must read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 2/22/2011

    " Very good, a real page turner.
    One of my fav books. Have read it several times. And will read it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 1/24/2011

    " One of my favorite Lincoln Rhyme books. The whole magic/illusionist angle was both interesting and fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannie | 12/29/2010

    " Loved the use of magic, what an interesting and devious spin. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hubjeanne | 12/27/2010

    " Don't know when I read this...some time in 2010. EXCELLENT!!! What a master!!!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Johan | 12/22/2010

    " The author is mainly trying to show off how clever he is, but failing.
    The many plots, subplots, twists, and turns are no substitute for a good story.
    Should I give up on this author or give the bone collector a try. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 12/13/2010

    " I've been working my way through the "Lincoln Rhyme" series and this is one of my favorites. I found the villian in this one to be very interesting and the overall story with the magician's secrets very informative. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 11/14/2010

    " I really enjoyed this book. I was fascinated with the illusions and twists. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ed | 11/1/2010

    " One of THE best murder mysteries ever "

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About the Author
Author Jeffery Deaver

Jeffery Deaver is an award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of mystery and crime novels. His novels have won the Nero Wolfe Award, three Ellery Queen Readers’ Awards, a British Thumping Good Read Award, and the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger and Short Story Dagger awards from the British Crime Writers’ Association. His The Bodies Left Behind was named Novel of the Year by the International Thriller Writers Association. The Cold Moon was named the Book of the Year by the Mystery Writers Association of Japan, as well as by Kono Mystery Wa Sugoi magazine. The Japanese Adventure Fiction Association awarded The Cold Moon and Carte Blanche their annual Grand Prix award. His novels have hit bestsellers lists around the world, including the New York Times, London Times, Los Angeles Times, the Milan Corriere della Sera, and Sydney Morning Herald. He received his BA in journalism from the University of Missouri and has a law degree from Fordham University. Since becoming a full-time writer in 1990, he has written over thirty-five books. Some of his novels have been made into films, including The Bone Collector starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie.

About the Narrator

Adam Grupper is a voice artist and actor. His audiobook narrations have earned six Earphones Awards and a nomination in 2008 for the prestigious Audie Award. His Broadway performances include Baz Luhrmann’s La Boheme, 45 Seconds from Broadway, The Wild Party, Guys and Dolls, among others. He has appeared in films such as Trophy Kids, Music & Lyrics, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, and Two Weeks’ Notice. On television, he has appeared in The Sopranos, Third Watch, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: SVU, Ugly Betty, and As the World Turns.