The Vanished Man

Version: Abridged
Author: Jeffery Deaver
Narrator: Adam Grupper
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Thriller
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Published In: June 2007
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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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 proteegeee 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.

Reviews (8)

Not Bad

Written by Lisa W. on April 20th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 4/5

A lot of interesting twists and turns. I wish there had been a little more background information on the storyline before all the mayhem started.

lots of jump

Written by Anonymous on March 17th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I did not really enjoy this book - perhaps because it was abridged. Due to the quickness, every major chapter was a jump and perhaps in the full book the concept/text better develops how they got there.

The Vanished Man

Written by Anonymous on February 8th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I loved this book. I like the Lincoln Rymes series. This one was unique with its slant towards magic. It had so many twists and turns you were always surprised at what would happen next. My husband liked it alot as well.

The Vanished Man dissapoints

Written by Kim Sturman on August 11th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I found this book silly and predictable, I am glad I got the abridged version or I would have never finished it.

The Vanished Man

Written by Evelyn McAdams on July 22nd, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Another great Lincoln Rhyme story. A few twists that kept me guessing.I really like this author.

Vanished Man

Written by Anonymous on August 20th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Very good read. Not up to par with Bone Collector, but it contains nice plot twists that keep you guessing.

Vanished Man

Written by Anonymous from Marion, SC on August 19th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Interesting story and it kept me reading. Not as good as Bone Collector.

Vanished Man

Written by didis on February 25th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Just Right. This was a fun thriller with lots of twists and turns, but easy to follow. I love these books that you hate to have end.

Author Details

Author Details

Deaver, Jeffery

A former journalist, folksinger and attorney, Jeffery Deaver is an international number-one bestselling author. His novels have appeared on a number of bestseller lists around the world, including The New York Times, The Times of London and The Los Angeles Times. His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into 25 languages. The author of twenty-three novels and two collections of short stories, he's been awarded the Steel Dagger and Short Story Dagger from the British Crime Writers' Association, is a three-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Reader's Award for Best Short Story of the Year and is a winner of the British Thumping Good Read Award. His thriller The Cold Moon won a Grand prix from the Japanese

Adventure Fiction Association and was named Book of the Year by the Mystery Writers Association of Japan. He's been nominated for six Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America, an Anthony Award and a Gumshoe Award. He was recently shortlisted for the ITV3 Crime Thriller Award for Best International Author.

His book A Maiden's Grave was made into an HBO movie starring James Garner and Marlee Matlin, and his novel The Bone Collector was a feature release from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. His most recent books are The Bodies Left Behind, The Broken Window, The Sleeping Doll and More Twisted: Collected Stories, Volume II. And, yes, the rumors are true, he did appear as a corrupt reporter on his favorite soap opera, As The World Turns.

Jeff is presently alternating his series featuring Kathryn Dance, who will make her appearances in odd number years, and Lincoln Rhyme, who will appear in even.