Vanishing Act
Vanishing Act: Mystery at the U.S. Open
Vanishing Act
John Feinstein
Stevie Thomas and Susan Carol Anderson return in another fast-paced, action-packed sports mystery from bestselling sports writer John Feinstein.The two hopeful sports reporters have kept in touch after their wild time at the Final Four, and when Susan Carol manages to score a press pass to cover the first week of the US Open Tennis Tournament in New York, Stevie works out a way to be there as well.The behind-the-scenes action in the world of professional tennis is overwhelming and occasionally bewildering, but it turns downright inconceivable when a young Russian phenom, Natalia Makarova, disappears right before her second-round match. Somewhere between the locker rooms and the Louis Armstrong Court, one of the most-watched players of the tournament simply vanishes.The media coverage is staggering. Everyone is looking for Natalia--including Stevie and Susan Carol. Was she kidnapped? Did she run? Is she even still alive? The rumors are growing wilder by the hour. But they don't even come close to the shocking truth...

Book Details


  • Fiction
  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Mystery
  • Sports

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Last year, Stevie Thomas and Susan Carol Anderson saved Chip Graber, Minnesota's point guard, from blackmail at the Final Four. Now they're back at the U.S. Open to witness one of the year's best tennis events. But things don't go as planned when Nadia Symanova, a talented new Russian player, is kidnapped on her way to her first match. Stevie and Susan Carol, along with their friends Bobby Kelleher and Tamara Mearns, take the challenge to figure out what happened to Nadia and where she is. But they're saved the trouble when her kidnappers return her.

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