FBI agent Jessica Blackwood believes she's left her complicated life as a gifted magician behind her - until a killer with seemingly supernatural powers puts her talents to the ultimate test.
A hacker who identifies himself only as "Warlock" brings down the FBI's website and posts a code in its place that leads to a Michigan cemetery, where a dead girl is discovered rising from the ground - as if she tried to crawl out of her own grave.
Born into a dynasty of illusionists, Jessica Blackwood is destined to become its next star - until she turns her back on her troubled family to begin a new life in law enforcement. But FBI consultant Dr. Jeffrey Ailes' discovery of an old magic magazine will turn Jessica's world upside down. Faced with a crime that appears beyond explanation, Ailes has nothing to lose - and everything to gain - by taking a chance on an agent raised in a world devoted to achieving the seemingly impossible.
The body in the cemetery is only the first in the Warlock's series of dark miracles. Thrust into the media spotlight, with time ticking away until the next crime, can Jessica confront her past to stop a depraved killer? If she can't, she may become his next victim.
©2014 Andrew Mayne (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers
Absolutely, it's a great story, it's got intrigue and interesting plot points. It makes me want to find out more about the characters and really is a quick jump into the world of Jessica Blackwood.
• Daemon / Influx - because things aren't what they always seem and there are different angles to every story
• Any Clancy Novel - no not the long boring parts, but the parts where you have to keep going to find more of whats happening.
• A Detective Comics book - specifically the whole Batman looking for who did what, and how did they do it...
I don't want to give away any spoilers - so let's just say the bit in Florida was really good...
It made me angry - because I want more, and I want to read more NOW!
Look - buy the book, you will really enjoy it. You can trust Andrew Mayne and I on this... it's just a great book!
Work Hard. Be Nice.
I have already listened to the story twice - it's riveting, intriguing and I love the idea of a female magician and treating the world of magicians and illusion with respect. It's well written and well read.
A peak behind the scenes of how magicians think.
Read Angel Killer - or have it read to you via Audible. I can't wait until the next Jessica Blackwood novel - I'm hoping there are several more to come - these are characters that I'd like to see a lot more of.
Yes, yes and yes! The more things play out the more you wonder if you missed subtle hints in the beginning. Already planning to listen to this again very soon!
I couldn't put it down!! Andrew Mayne did such an excellent job making every chapter, every paragraph, a cliffhanger! From every little surprise around each corner to the "Oh no!" feeling that you get when something takes a turn for the worst, the book is impossible to put down, even when it's all over.
Fred adds an incredible mystery to the villain in the opening. It certainly adds to how I built that character in my mind prior to the official story beginning. Jennifer is simply incredible. She brings Jessica to life in so many ways. From her mannerisms to her subtle changes in voice. Beyond Jessica, Jennifer does a wonderful job adding personality to all the other characters in the book. Whether she's voicing the FBI agents, Damien or anyone else involved in the story, she brings them to life in your imagination like no one else I've listened to.
I almost did, I finished all 10+ hours in 2 sittings. And that wasn't by choice, I would have loved to have finished it in one.
Incredible! I hope Andrew sticks with Jessica Blackwood for future novels.
...and now I want more.
Having the element of magic just made the story more relatable to me or anyone else who has seen a magic show. The elements of magic used also helped to keep the mystery alive because nothing you saw through the characters eyes was what it appeared to be at first glance.
Jessica is proving that she's able to handle things that perhaps even she didn't think she could and that strong character trait always makes for an excellent character. d
It was very easy to listen to and believe that the performers were talking form their characters.
Like watching an episode of X-files (if Scully was right), criminal minds, and Mr. Robot mixed into one < > love it!!
I love how intriguing the story was from just the first few chapters. So many twist within the story that when I thought I had it figured out I really didn't. It was like watching a live magic show. Jennifer was a great choice to be the narrator.
Keeps you right on the edge until the end. The end?? I think that is yet to come. What a great first novel. I can't wait until the next!
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