The stage is set for detective Kathy Mallory in this acclaimed thriller by New York Times bestseller Carol O' Connell, as she investigates the "accidental" death of a magician.
Detective Kathy Mallory. New York's darkest. You only underestimate her once.
A cop who knows there is no magic in the world
At a sell-out festival of magicians in Manhattan, in front of a live audience and eight million television viewers, a death-defying trick goes tragically wrong.
NYPD detective Kathy Mallory has learned the hard way that things are rarely what they seem. But she is the only cop who believes the death is not an accident.
Welcome to the darker side of NYPD.
Hiding behind the smoke and mirrors is a ruthless killer who will soon strike again.
Intriguing, original and disturbing - The Times
If any writer could make me break my New Year's resolution to avoid serial killer novels, it's the brilliant Carol O'Connell. - Daily Telegraph
Takes the reader to places no other crime writer visits. It's a trip worth making.
One of the most unique, interesting and surprising heroines you've ever come across.
This is crime writing at its best, and Mallory is its fascinating central character - New Books Magazine
The crimes are gruesome, the writing as smooth as silk as each chapter of this thriller reveals a piece of an increasingly horrendous jigsaw. - Bella Magazine
Carol O'Connell is one of the finest writers of contemporary thrillers, with her intoxicating mix of rich prose, resonant characters and knife-edge suspense. Her books featuring NYPD detective Kathy Mallory, and the stand-alone novel, JUDAS CHILD, have garnered widespread critical acclaim and have appeared on bestseller lists across America. She lives in New York City.