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The Man Who Cheated Death

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From the bestselling novelist the New York Times calls a writer of “Ingenious Entertainments” comes a dazzling thriller pitting the world’s greatest magician against a deadly killer who calls himself Death.

Can someone really predict the future? Magician Vincent Hardare does just that during a TV appearance. It’s all a trick, only the killer whose next murder he’s predicted
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Kindle Edition, 226 pages
Published October 9th 2010
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J.
May 30, 2011 J. rated it it was ok
But my Dad really loved it!
Oscar
Mar 21, 2011 Oscar rated it really liked it
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James Swain's books area always a pleasure to read, and this is no exception. However, there are a few issues with this book that keep it from greatness. First of all, this is an old story. According to Swain, he had this written back in the 90's as a sequel to his debut, "The Man Who Walked Through Walls." After finding a copy of the text he thought was lost, Swain "updated" it and released it as an ebook. I'm glad we get to read this story, but the updating could have been a little more thorou ...more
Robin Edman
Mar 02, 2012 Robin Edman rated it liked it
This book has a wonderful protagonist family named Hardare, all with some degree of magician training, and one of whom has professional bodyguard experience. The latter ability was put to inadequate use in the book, but I am hoping to see the pro do better in subsequent writings about her.

The story was full of twists and turns, most of them believable standing alone, but adding up to a slightly muddled and thinly credible plot. Still, it is a fun read.

The cop has about the stupidest fictional n
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Douglas Castagna
Dec 11, 2013 Douglas Castagna rated it really liked it
Another magic laced mystery from the man who brought us Tony Valentine, and Jack Carpenter. The plot evolves around a serial killer and a famous magician Vincent Hadare. Will the killer be found by hard working police working the clues, or will the end come via the form of magic...A magical read.
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James Swain is the national best selling author of seventeen mystery novels, and has been published in twelve different languages. His books have been chosen as Mysteries of the Year by Publisher’s Weekly and Kirkus Reviews, and have received three Barry Award nominations, a Florida Book Award for Fiction, and France’s prestigious Prix Calibre .38 for Best American Crime Fiction. Born in Huntingto ...more
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