The Vanished Man (Lincoln Rhyme, Book 5) by Jeffery Deaver

By Jeffery Deaver

The New York Times bestselling writer of The Stone Monkey is again with an excellent mystery that pits forensic criminologist Lincoln Rhyme and his accomplice, Amelia Sachs, opposed to an unstoppable killer with one ultimate, terrible trick up his sleeve.

The Los Angeles Times calls his novels "thrill rides among covers." The New York Times hails them as "dazzling," and The occasions of London crowns him "the most sensible mental mystery author around." Now Jeffery Deaver, America's "master of ticking-bomb suspense" (People) supplies his such a lot electrifying novel yet.

It starts at a prestigious track institution in long island urban. A killer flees the scene of a murder and locks himself in a school room. inside of mins, the police have him surrounded. while a scream earrings out, through a gunshot, they holiday down the door. The room is empty.

Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are introduced in to aid with the high-profile research. For the bold Sachs, fixing the case might earn her a promoting. For the quadriplegic Rhyme, it potential counting on his protégée to ferret out a grasp illusionist they've dubbed "the conjurer," who baits them with ugly murders that develop into extra diabolical with every one clean crime. because the fatalities upward thrust and the mins tick down, Rhyme and Sachs needs to flow past the smoke and mirrors to avoid a terrifying act of vengeance which may develop into the best vanishing act of all.

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He was becoming more and more convinced that she had not gone of her own free will. Someone had sought her out there in the very nerve center of police activity, within a few feet of Maigret’s own door, and persuaded her to leave with him… What inducement had he offered? Who carried sufficient weight with the young woman to…? Now, in a flash, he understood. ” he groaned, striking his forehead with his clenched fist. ” “I should have known that she couldn’t have left the building, that nothing would have persuaded her to leave the building…” He was furious with himself.

Ah! ” She got up and once again leaned across the bed to press the rubber bulb. Lights came on in the hall and on the stairs. The soft swish of an umbrella being closed was followed by the careful scraping of shoes on a mat. “You won’t find him leaving dirty marks all over the place…” A dry cough. Slow, measured footsteps. The door of the lodge opened. ” A man of seventy, with a gray complexion and gray hair, dressed all in black, carrying a damp umbrella. As he raised his eyes to meet the Chief Superintendent’s, Maigret frowned, feeling sure that he had seen him somewhere before.

Near the window stood an enormous mahogany desk with movable panels, of the type still to be found in the offices of the managers of big country estates. Wrapping a handkerchief around his hand, Maigret opened all the drawers in turn. Some were full of oddments such as keys, bits of sealing wax, pillboxes, a lorgnette frame, diaries going back twenty years, and yellowing receipts. Four of the drawers were empty. None had been forced. Armchairs with worn upholstery, a shelf with knick-knacks, a work table, two Louis Seize long-cased clocks.

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