Dark Magic

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Macmillan, May 22, 2012 - Fiction - 352 pages
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Peter Warlock is a magician with a dark secret. Every night, he amazes audiences at his private theater in New York, where he performs feats that boggle the imagination. But his day job is just a cover for his otherworldly pursuits: Peter is a member of an underground group of psychics who gaze into the future to help prevent crimes.

No one, not even his live-in girlfriend, knows the truth about Peter—until the sťance when he foresees an unspeakable act of violence that will devastate the city. As Peter and his friends rush to prevent tragedy, Peter discovers that a shadowy cult of evil psychics, the Order of Astrum, know all about his abilities. They are hunting him and his fellow psychics down, one by one, determined to silence them forever.

Dark Magic is a genre-bending supernatural thriller from national bestselling novelist and real-life magician James Swain.

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I was underwhelmed by this book. Its got an interesting premise, and the potential to be a great story. But over and over again, I kept thinking that everything that happned with the characters was ... Read full review

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This story could have had potential had its author not tried to cram 25 different genres into one poorly written book. I'm not sure why I finished it because I sure didn't care about it. I'm actually ... Read full review


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James Swain is the national bestselling author of fourteen mystery novels. His novels have been translated into French, Japanese, Russian, German, Bulgarian, Croatian, and chosen as Mysteries of the Year by Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. Swain has received three Barry Award nominations, a Florida Book Award for fiction, and the prestigious Prix Calibre .38 for Best American Crime Writing. An avid magician, he has written and lectured extensively on the subject.

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