The fifth novel in the number-one bestselling 'Lincoln Rhyme' series sees Lincoln and Amelia uncover a killer hidden within a world of magic and illusion.
A killer flees the scene of a homicide at a prestigious Manhattan music school and locks himself in a classroom. Within minutes, the police have him surrounded. Then a scream rings out, followed by a gunshot. The police 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 protege to ferret out a master illusionist they've dubbed The Conjurer, who baits them with gruesome murders that become more diabolical with each new crime.
As the fatalities rise and the minutes tick down, Rhyme and Sachs must move beyond the smoke and mirrors to prevent a terrifying act of vengeance that could become the greatest vanishing act of all.
One of the finest crime writers in the world . . . grabs the reader by the throat from the beginning . . . Superb. - Independent on Sunday
Deaver is a terrific storyteller, and he takes the reader on a rollercoaster of suspense, violence and mystery - Daily Telegraph
There is no one better at wrong-footing the reader. - Evening Standard
The best psychological thriller writer around - The Times
Jeffery Deaver is grand master of the ticking-clock thriller. - Kathy Reichs
JEFFERY DEAVER is the bestselling author of thirty-five novels, including the 2011 authorised James Bond thriller, Carte Blanche, as well as three collections of short stories and a non-fiction law book. A former journalist, attorney and folksinger, he has been shortlisted for and received numerous awards around the world, including Novel of the Year from the International Thriller Writers Association for The Bodies Left Behind, the Steel Dagger for Best Thriller from the British Crime Writers Association, and the British Thumping Good Read Award. He was recently shortlisted for the ITV3 Crime Thriller Award for Best International Author. Last year he received two lifetime achievement awards, one in Italy and one in the United States. He lives in North Carolina.