“A Gifted Magician” and “a killer with seemingly supernatural powers” seems to me to be an awesome combination of words for the concept of a book, especially one that should be read around Halloween time. The synopsis of this book seemed really neat and I could not wait until I got my hands on Andrew Mayne’s book Angel Killer.
Title: Angel Killer
Author: Andrew Mayne
Publisher: Bourbon Street Books
Format: Paperback, 353 pages
Source: Recieved from TLC Book Tours in exchange for an honest review
In this self-published bestselling e-book by a real illusionist—the first thriller in a sensational series—now available in paperback, FBI agent Jessica Blackwood believes she has successfully left her complicated life as a gifted magician behind her . . . until a killer with seemingly supernatural powers puts her talents to the ultimate test.
A mysterious hacker, who identifies himself only as “Warlock,” brings down the FBI’s website and posts a code in its place. It hides the GPS coordinates of a Michigan cemetery, where a dead girl is discovered rising from the ground . . . as if she tried to crawl out of her own grave.
Born into a dynasty of illusionists, Jessica Blackwood is destined to become its next star—until she turns her back on her troubled family, and her legacy, to begin a new life in law enforcement. But FBI consultant Dr. Jeffrey Ailes’s discovery of an old copy of Magician Magazine will turn Jessica’s carefully constructed world upside down. Faced with a crime that appears beyond explanation, Ailes has nothing to lose—and everything to gain—by taking a chance on an agent raised in a world devoted to seemingly achieving the impossible.
The body in the cemetery is only the first in the Warlock’s series of dark miracles. Thrust into the media spotlight, with time ticking away until the next crime, can Jessica confront her past to embrace her gifts and stop a depraved killer?
If she can’t, she may become his next victim.
Meet the Author
Andrew Mayne is the star of A & E’s magic reality show Don’t Trust Andrew Mayne and has worked for David Copperfield, Penn & Teller, and David Blaine. He lives in Los Angeles (From the back cover)
As I mentioned, I thought that the synopsis of this book was really cool- I mean how could anyone say no to a “gifted magician” and a “killer with seemingly supernatural powers”?! I was super excited to get my hands on this book and thought it would be a great way to kick off the Halloween season (okay so the month of October, but with stores putting out Halloween decorations as soon as the first week of school is done, it should technically be referred to as Halloween season… but I digress). This book was a pretty fast read even though it was 353 pages long. I thought Andrew did a fantastic job bringing the illusions you see on TV to life in the book. Mind you I would expect nothing less given that he is a real illusionist and has worked with David Copperfield, Penn & Teller and David Blaine. I think the fact that he is an illusionist lended itself to the clarity with which he wrote- Andrew clearly had a wide base of knowledge with the subject matter (as much as you can with regards to Magicians). I really enjoyed reading about the characters and the character development was fantastic. There were a number of twists and turns throughout the book that kept you on the edge of your seat. I kept turning the pages and wanted to find out where the entire story was going to go and what was going to happen the Jessica. I really like that more and more authors are having the main heroine be a female (not that a heroine can be a male, but you know what I am saying!)- I think this is empowering to women and just goes to show you that women can kick a$$ just as well as men! Anyways, overall I enjoyed this book, but was a little disappointed in the ending. I think Andrew ended the book this way because it will be series (I believe since it is a Jessica Blackwood Novel which usually indicates a series).
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