By James Swain
(Tor Books, Mass Market Paperback, 9780765367921, 416pp.)
Publication Date: March 25, 2014
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In Shadow People, national bestselling author James Swain’s brilliant follow-up to Dark Magic, magician Peter Warlock has a dark secret. A psychic who peers into the future, he is able to use the information to alert the authorities to pending trouble. During a séance Peter is confronted by a group of evil spirits called shadow people, beings who have the power to kidnap a person’s soul. Peter is taken to another plane, where he confronts a serial killer about to claim his next victim. It’s a harrowing encounter that Peter only barely manages to survive.
The shadow people aren’t done with Peter. They ransack his brownstone and terrify his girlfriend, then go after his friends. Peter realizes that the shadow people are connected to the serial killer, whom he has nicknamed Dr. Death. He also learns that Dr. Death is a member of the Order of Astrum, a group of evil psychics who murdered his parents years ago.
Peter has only a few days to help the police figure out Dr. Death’s identity before the serial killer claims his next victim.
JAMES SWAIN is the national bestselling author of sixteen thrillers, including Shadow People and Dark Magic. His novels have been translated into many languages and have been 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 Award for Best American Crime Writing. An avid magician, he has written and lectured extensively on the subject.
“A darkly brilliant story of magic and witchcraft...Curl up in your favorite chair and prepare yourself to be fully enthralled.” —David Copperfield “Jim Swain’s books are must-reads for me.”—Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author of The Affair “Keeps the reader guessing from the first magic act to the final curtain call. A definite page-turner!”—Lisa Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of Born to Die “Dark Magic is entertainment magic, a thrilling and wildly creative ride that surprised me every step of the way.”—Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Girl