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Vanishing Act: Mystery at the U.S. Open (The Sports Beat, 2) [Kindle Edition]

John Feinstein
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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New York Times bestselling author John Feinstein goes behind closed doors at the US Open . . .
 
When teen sportswriters Stevie Thomas and Susan Carol Anderson score press passes to the U.S. Open they expect drama. They expect blistering serves, smashed returns and fierce competition. What they don't expect is kidnapping.

Russian tennis phenom Nadia Symanova was supposed to win it all, but she never even made it onto the court. Now the whole stadium is in an uproar trying to find her. Can Stevie and Susan Carol get to Nadia before it's too late?

"Feinstein expertly combines tennis action, life in the Big Apple, media coverage, and a realistic plot to explore the fierce competition of tennis." —Chicago Sun-Times


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    “Feinstein expertly combines tennis action, life in the Big Apple, media coverage, and a realistic plot to explore the fierce competition of tennis.” –Chicago Sun-Times


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    About the Author

    John Feinstein is the author of many bestselling sports books, including A Season on the Brink and A Good Walk Spoiled. Feinstein worked for the Washington Post as both a political and sports reporter for more than ten years and continues to contribute articles. He is a regular commentator for National Public Radio and Sporting News Radio and an essayist for CBS Sports. He lives with his wife, son, and daughter in Potomac, MD and Shelter Island, NY. The author lives in Potomac, MD.


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    Product Details

    • File Size: 790 KB
    • Print Length: 290 pages
    • Publisher: Yearling (April 8, 2008)
    • Sold by: Random House LLC
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B0017L8MZQ
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    • Lending: Enabled
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #241,477 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    5.0 out of 5 stars The plot centers around a great tennis player March 15, 2015
    Format:Paperback
    Vanishing Act Book Review

    Vanishing Act by John Feinstein is an edge of your seat thriller that you will not be able to put down. It is a fictional book about two young, eighth grade sports writers, Stevie and Susan who were at the US Open. The student writers were there to try and win a writing contest. The plot centers around a great tennis player, Nadia Symanova who went mysteriously "missing".
    "So your convinced she was kidnapped?" "it is already being reported on CNN MSNBC and Fox News '(64)."

    Will these two sports writers track down the kidnapper and bring him to justice? If you like sports and mysteries, than this is a book that you will want to read. What I learned from this book was that mysteries can be solved when you put your mind to it even thought they were eighth graders. When many plot twists happen, reality is not always what you except it to be.
    If you loved Vanishing Act, then you should read Last Shot, another great book by John Feinstein.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for young readers and adults alike! October 9, 2012
    Format:Kindle Edition
    Stevie and Susan Carol are back! This time they are working at the US Open Tennis Tournament. A sequel to Last Shot, as well loved by me than any other person.

    When an aspiring tennis player Nadia Symanova is kidnapped, Bobby and his wife Tamara Mearns send Stevie and Susan Carol on the trail. After learning that Susan Carol's uncle might be involved, Susan Carol and Stevie fight. When Uncle Brenden is kidnapped himsef, and the FBI gets involved, well it gets messy.

    I think this is a great book. Buy it and find out for yourself!!!!!!!!
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Page turning January 15, 2013
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    This book was amazing . I have read the book before this and it all clicks together . I will stay up yo 1 o'clock in the Morning to read this book. I truly recommend this book to all sports fans
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read February 21, 2013
    By ladybug
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    My daughter loved this book as well as all John Feinstein's work. Its just the right anmount of mystery and real lie events worked in the story.
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    3.0 out of 5 stars Read before bed March 20, 2013
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    Nice story, probably would have enjoyed it more in high school. Big fan of the author though, I'll get the golf book next.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome read! March 29, 2014
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    Quite possibly the best tennis mystery ever written. I really like the way John Feinstein writes. Read it! Max, age eleven
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Book!! February 14, 2014
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    This book was AWESOME. I can't wait to read the next book. I recommend this book to everyone who likes sport and mystery.
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    More About the Author

    John Feinstein spent years on the staff at the Washington Post, as well as writing for Sports Illustrated and the National Sports Daily. He is a commentator on NPRs "Morning Edition," a regular on ESPNs "The Sports Reporters" and a visiting professor of journalism at Duke University.His first book, A Season on the Brink, is the bestselling sports book of all time. His first book for younger readers, Last Shot, was a bestseller.

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