Bestselling mystery author Swain turns over a new UF leaf, and does it well with a solid plot that highlights his magic ability, a few remarkable characters, straightforward dialogue and a vivid narrative that brings New York City to life.
Peter Warlock, professional magician and closeted psychic, leads dual lives that are about to collide. During their regular Friday night seance, Peter and his fellow psychics foresee the total annihilation of New York. While Peter’s trying to save the city, he’s about to lose his girlfriend, he’s learning more about the murder of his parents and he’s battling a darkness inside him that he’s having trouble controlling. Worst of all, these things all seem to be connected in some way with dark magic. (TOR, May, 352 pp., $24.99)