Author, John Gaspard, joins us to talk about his new book, "The Ambition Card", a mystery featuring the fictional magician, Eli Marks, as the central character. Although not a magician himself, John has a respectful regard for our craft (and our secrets) and counts many magicians among his friends who have served as inspirations and advisers. He has done his research and the results are obvious in this book. "The Ambitious Card" is the first in what is to become a series of mysteries featuring Eli Marks. Here is a synopsis of the book from the cover:
The life of a magician isn’t all kiddie shows and card tricks. Sometimes it’s murder. Especially when magician Eli Marks very publicly debunks a famed psychic, and said psychic ends up dead. The evidence, including a bloody King of Diamonds playing card (one from Eli’s own Ambitious Card routine), directs the police right to Eli.
As more psychics are slain, and more King cards rise to the top, Eli can’t escape suspicion. Things get really complicated when romance blooms with a beautiful psychic, and Eli discovers she’s the next target for murder, and he’s scheduled to die with her. Now Eli must use every trick he knows to keep them both alive and reveal the true killer.
This first in the series was released on August 20, 2013 and published by Henery Press (http://HeneryPress.com) and available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble (where you can get a glimpse of the first three chapters) as a physical book or e-book for the Kindle, Nook or other e-reader.
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