Dark Magic (Mass Market Paperbound)

By James Swain

Tor Books, 9780765367914, 402pp.

Publication Date: April 30, 2013



In Dark Magic by Jim Swain, Peter Warlock is a magician with a dark secret. Every night, he amazes audiences at his private theater in New York, where he performs feats that boggle the imagination. But his day job is just a cover for his otherworldly pursuits: Peter is a member of an underground group of psychics who gaze into the future to help prevent crimes. No one, not even his live-in girlfriend, knows the truth about Peter until the seance when he foresees an unspeakable act of violence that will devastate the city. As Peter and his friends rush to prevent tragedy, Peter discovers that a shadowy cult of evil psychics, the Order of Astrum, know all about his abilities. They are hunting him and his fellow psychics down, one by one, determined to silence them forever.

About the Author

James Swain is the national bestselling author of fourteen mystery novels. His novels have been translated into French, Japanese, Russian, German, Bulgarian, Croatian, and 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 for Best American Crime Writing. An avid magician, he has written and lectured extensively on the subject.

Praise For Dark Magic

"Dark Magic is a thriller that really thrills…. This book grabs you by the throat,
and doesn’t let go."
—Michael Connelly, New York Times bestselling author

"A darkly brilliant story of magic and witchcraft that asks the reader to believe the unbelievable…. Curl up in your favorite chair and prepare yourself to be fully enthralled." 
—David Copperfield

"Jim Swain’s books are must-reads for me…. Try him, and you’ll find out what I mean."
—Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author

"Swain is one terrific writer." 
—The Wall Street Journal