- Series: Lincoln Rhyme
- Mass Market Paperback: 608 pages
- Publisher: Pocket Books; Reprint edition (August 28, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1451675747
- ISBN-13: 978-1451675740
- Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 1.3 x 7.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 486 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #359,623 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Vanished Man: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel Mass Market Paperback – August 28, 2012
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About the Author
Jeffery Deaver is the international, #1 bestselling author of more than twenty-seven suspense novels, including The Bone Collector, which was made into a film starring Denzel Washington. He lives in North Carolina.
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Being a Lincoln Rhyme novel the characters, at this point are very well developed. Enter Kara, a student of the illusion. She helps the crew by explaining and demonstrating the ins and outs of illusion as Rhyme's crew sets about trying to solve a number of murders.
The story keeps the readers' interest with an untold multitude of twists and turns as the story unfolds. Illusion intertwines with the story very well.
Mr. Deaver has done well researching the art of illusion and apparent magic. The story is entertaining.
However, and this is not a spoiler, I found the illusion which takes place in the Tombs jail, a bit over the top and not plausible.
I also feel the story runs on too long. After all is solved and the antagonists are dealt with, I don't feel the next few chapters are actually even needed. They serve to wrap the story. But, after the bad guys are dealt with, there is not much wrapping up needed in this particular book.
The author seems really capable of creating suspense when he wants to. If he only sticks to the actual story and drops the nitty gritty of forensic evidence gathering and don't give political correctness lectures, then book improves significantly. Keep your social views and your personal interests such as details of gathering forensic evidence, that public doesn't share to yourself maybe?
The progression of character development of "the good guys " is complex and very fulfilling to this reader. No one said it is a crime to feel good when you finish a book. Rhymes refers to himself as a crip. This is jarring. But we get a real picture of his struggles, depression, hopelessness and suicidal ideation, and personal triumphs. Psychological triumphs. What could be better than Sachs. A model who picks her nails and makes her scalp bleed. A arthritic police woman.
Yes I am going to download the next book. Only complaint is high cost of books from this author.
But as I said I want to..... but I can't stop.