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Majic Man

A Nathan Heller Novel
Narrated by: Dan John Miller
Series: Nathan Heller, Book 10
Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
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It’s 1949 in Washington, D.C., and Secretary of Defense James Forrestal, convinced he has been targeted for murder, hires Chicago P.I. Nate Heller for protection. Heller must deal with Beltway infighting, Communist paranoia, Israeli agents, and a mysterious military group called the Majestic Twelve in his journey to protect Forrestal. With his client locked away in a mental ward, Heller begins to doubt his own sanity as he explores reports of flying saucers landing near the tiny desert town of Roswell, New Mexico.

Taking his unique brand of historical fiction to the highest seats of our country’s power structure, Max Allan Collins delivers a sordid tale long on wit and rich in detail. When Forrestal suspiciously commits “suicide,” the Chicago P.I. uncovers a top-secret, reprehensible alliance between the U.S. government and a Nazi cabal. With a supporting cast that includes Harry Truman, Teddy Kollek, Jack Anderson, and Drew Pearson, Majic Man is a who’s who of American post-war history.

©2011 Max Allan Collins (P)2012 Brilliance Audio

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“Heller possesses a refreshingly gritty underside, reflected in a past that encompasses a stay in the psychiatric ward, perjury, and sensitive casework for the highest levels of society and government. There’s magic of a literary kind here: full-bore suspense coupled with an ingenious take on an overworked pop-historical touchstone.” ( Publishers Weekly)

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Rockwell Revisited

This is another solid entry into the Nate Heller mythos. Called to DC initially to investigate a major political figures wife's claim of being followed, Nate is pulled into an intense political thriller that takes him from the nations capitol and westward to Rockwell, NM. What unravels is another take on the mysterious "saucer crashing" that took place in post WWII Rockwell. As always, Collins blends in fact and fiction seamlessly as Nate finds himself in the middle of politics and corruption at the highest government level.

Dan John Miller keeps the action moving along with a solid reading of the novel and continues to be the perfect voice of our hero. A very enjoyable listen from start to finish.

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Very clever and refreshing. Courageous, brilliant

You will have to read this to see why this book is a relevant and smart book that elevates genre fiction for the next generation who all seek truth and insight with their entertainment after a post-modern malaise of propaganda.