|Publish Date:||Aug 2012|
|Number of Pages:||577|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.75|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||4.1 x 1.3 x 7.4|
Jeffery Deaver, the author of eighteen other novels of suspense, has been nominated for three Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America & is a two-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Readers Award for Best Short Story of the Year. A lawyer who quit practicing to write full time, he lives in California & Virginia.
Adam Grupper's animated narration heightens the tension in Deaver's latest psychological thriller-his fifth novel featuring quadriplegic forensic criminologist Lincoln Rhyme. Lincoln and his partner, New York policewoman Amelia Sachs, must track down a murderer who seems to have literally vanished from a locked room at the scene of the crime. Soon realizing the perpetrator is an escape artist/illusionist, Lincoln and Amelia enlist the help of Kara, a spunky aspiring illusionist, to find the serial killer they've dubbed "the Conjurer". As more bodies are discovered, Kara tells Lincoln that she believes the killer is making use of another illusionist's trick-misdirection-to throw the police off track. When the Conjurer is linked to a white supremacist group trying to assassinate a Manhattan district attorney, Lincoln and company struggle to separate the killer's real motivation from his diabolical misdirection. Highly recommended for all fiction collections.
-Beth Farrell, Portage Cty. Dist. Lib., OH
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Deaver's latest Lincoln Rhyme thriller (following The Stone Monkey) is pure magic. The killer is a master magician who murders his victims in the style of classic magic acts. He is also able to change his appearance at will and plants evidence at the murder scenes to mislead the police. It is up to Rhyme and his paramour, cop Amelia Sachs, to sort out the few real clues from the manufactured ones.
With the help of an amateur magician, they learn the inner workings of the magician's trade while trying to determine where the killer will strike next. But the evidence leads to wild goose chases, as the killer decides to perform a special act just for Rhyme. Deaver is a master of manipulation, and the story displays his writing talents perfectly. The killer is the best adversary that Deaver has created, and this novel should easily vanish from the shelves. Highly recommended for most popular fiction collections.
- Jeff Ayers, Seattle P.L.
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From Jeffery Deaver's "simply outstanding" ( San Jose Mercury News). Lincoln Rhyme series comes this acclaimed New York Times bestseller!
Forensics expert Lincoln Rhyme is called in to work the high-profile investigation of a killer who seemingly disappeared into thin air just as the NYPD closed in. As the homicidal illusionist baits him with grisly murders that grow more diabolical with each victim, Rhyme and his protge, Amelia Sachs, must go behind the smoke and mirrors to prevent a horrific act of vengeance that could become the greatest vanishing act of all.
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