The Magician's Daughter

Product Number: EB00594038
Released: Feb 01, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781464203411
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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Description

Magician Valentine Hill always begins her act with: "Reality is illusion. Illusion is reality, and nothing is what it seems." Valentine herself is a case in point: she is unquestionably real, but she has no legal existence. Her mother, a skilled con artist, has never revealed Valentine's real age, birth place, or her father's identity - except to say that he was a magician. No grifter herself, the scrupulous Valentine has spent years searching for her evasive mother, desperate to learn the basic facts of who she is. Literally, to get a life. Robbed of her stake in Vegas, she chases it to San Francisco where a series of odd events reunites her with her mother who, Valentine is sure, despite her respectable facade, is playing one of the city's super rich. And Valentine quickly enters a world where truly nothing is what it seems. A socialite is a ruthless criminal, a car mechanic a psycho killer, and a cab driver a seductive gangster. After a friendly FBI agent is killed, Valentine forces herself into playing a grifter's role to put the criminals - and her mother - away. Or at the very least, get what she wants from mom. Will her skills as a magician prove enough to help her maintain the illusion?

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Author(s): Judith Janeway
Series: Valentine Hill Mysteries Series No: 1
Original Publish Date: Feb 01, 2015

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