In this compelling short story from Andrew Mayne, master illusionist and the author of Angel Killer, we see a new side to magician-turned-FBI agent Jessica Blackwood—and get an electrifying sneak peak at her next adventure, Name of the Devil.
Headstrong, sarcastic, and fiercely intelligent, Jessica Blackwood knows better than anyone how easily people can be fooled. So she's not happy about being sent to Louisiana on what appears to be a wild goose chase hinging on an elderly man's recollection of an event that occurred decades ago. Especially because her boss, FBI consultant Dr. Jeffrey Ailes, has paired her up with young, earnest rookie agent Nadine. After risking her life to help the Bureau catch the serial killer of the century, this is her reward?
As she and Nadine clash about how to handle their strange assignment, Jessica must accept that, despite her best efforts, she's having trouble moving beyond her past as the rising star in a dysfunctional family of magicians. Raised in a world dedicated to deception, her refusal to accept things at face value is one of her strengths—but is it also a weakness that could cause her undoing?
Release date: May 19, 2015
Publisher: Bourbon Street Books
Print pages: 44
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