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Angel Killer: A Jessica Blackwood Novel    by Andrew Mayne order for
Angel Killer
by Andrew Mayne
Order:  USA  Can
HarperCollins, 2014 (2014)
Softcover, CD, e-Book
* * *   Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth

Angel Killer is written by Andrew Mayne, an illusionist, who is the star of A&E's magic reality show Don't Trust Andrew Mayne. He has worked with David Copperfield, Penn & Teller and David Blaine. Now he expands his talents in the world of mystery novels. Angel Killer is the debut of what I expect will be a long and successful series.

A hacker brings down the FBI's website while placing a code that leads the FBI to a Michigan cemetery where it appears a dead girl is scratching her way out of her grave! This hacker calls himself Warlock and almost brings the fibbies to their knees.

Jessica Blackwood, the series lead, comes from a family of illusionists and has performed on stage more times than she can count. Wanting a different life, she became an FBI agent and is called in to help solve this mystery of a two year-old corpse crawling from her resting place. The agency turns to her to help explain this unbelievable occurrence.

Warlock does not stop with his first performance, but continues to baffle the FBI and a growing number of citizens who believe that Warlock is another savior. After all, look what he can do!

Jessica is in a new class of heroine. She has enough gumption to defy her family and leave the world of magic. She has to make it in a whole new world. Alone. She is honest, sometimes to her own detriment. But she is determined and will end up on the right side of justice, fighting with all she has to bring the baddies to task.

Angel Killer is the first of its kind that I have read and I have to admit I was intrigued by the magic revealed. Try it. I'm sure you will like it as much as I did.

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