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The Vanished Man by Jeffery Deaver
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Sep 15, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: fiction, mystery-suspense-thrillers

How different this one was! I am a Jeffery Deaver fan and especially of the novels involving Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs though I do love the Kathryn Dance ones as well.

Usually Lincoln Rhyme is the expert who can figure out the physical evidence but in this case, he and Amelia need the help of a young woman Kara who is a budding magician who works in a magic shop because the killer- the Conjurer- is a professional magician who leaves plenty of dead bodies but no evidence and uses famous and obscure magic to commit and escape from the scenes. Lincoln is skeptical of Kara at first but sees she is talented and spot-on in all she says. What he doesn't know is that Kara has her own agenda.

There are so many twists and turns here you might need to make a map! This one was so unusual and the killer even managed to get into paraplegic Lincoln Rhyme's bedroom! He also escapes through incredible magic tricks from the jail, leaving the police thinking he is dead until they find the body they were looking at was a dummy.

I am dubious at many of the situations in this book and that they could be performed (how do you get patted down in lockup yet manage to have a whole life like dummy and a gun on you?) but this is fiction and it's fun so go along for the ride.
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September 15, 2011 – Shelved
September 22, 2011 – Shelved as: fiction
September 22, 2011 – Shelved as: mystery-suspense-thrillers

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