Shadow People (Hardcover)

By James Swain

Tor Books, 9780765329950, 351pp.

Publication Date: June 11, 2013



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 seance 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.

Peter soon realizes that the shadow people are connected to the serial killer, and that he is a member of the Order of Astrum, a group of evil psychics who murdered his parents years ago. He must find the serial killer in real time before he claims his next victim. To save many lives, Peter may have to tap into a legacy that he has always dreaded and a power that may consume him.

About the Author

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.

Praise For Shadow People

“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