by Sukey HowardApril, 2003
That's the name the NYPD has given the "unsub" who's leaving a trail of ghastly murders as he moves about the city and leaving tantalizing bits of evidence that showcase his skill as an illusionist. To find this now-you-see-him-now-you-don't killer, the police bring in Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs, the crime-busting duo who have starred in many of Jeffrey Deaver's bestsellers. And in his newest, The Vanished Man, read by Adam Grupper, Rhyme, a brilliant forensic criminologist confined to a wheelchair and Sachs, his smart, ambitious protÅ½gÅ½e-plus, need all their collective cunning and then some. Nothing is as it seems this slippery suspect is a master quick-change artist and, as two very different but very deadly scenarios magically meld together, a master at confusing and confounding the motives for his malevolence. Fast-paced and tension-laced from start to finish.