Contemporary fantasy meets true crime when schools of ancient sorcery go up against the art of the long con in this stunningly entertaining debut fantasy novel. Mike Wood is satisfied just being a guy with broad shoulders at a decidedly unprestigious Catholic school in Manhattan. But on the dirty streets of New York City, he's an everyman with a moral code who is unafraid of violence.
And when Mike is unwittingly recruited into a secret cell of magicians by a fellow student, Mike's role as a steadfast soldier begins. These magicians don't use ritualized rote to work their magic; they use willpower in their clandestine war with the establishment: The Assholes.
I thought it wandered, in chapter 5 and it still doesn't make any sense. I can't find any connections, or clear explanations. I prefer a storyline that grabs my attention and holds it, this one doesn't do that for me.
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