The Vanished Man - Lincoln Rhyme, Audio Author:Jeffery Deaver 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 "da... more »zzling," 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 prot?eg?ee 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.« less
I don't think I've ever read a book with more twists than a plate of rotini. The story's antagonist is a magician/illusionist, and every misdirection that he produces ends up in another twist to the story. You don't know what to believe or how it's going to end, until the last word you read. Excellent storytelling and character development. Teaches you a lot about illusion, too.