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The response to Glen David Gold's debut novel, Carter Beats the Devil, was extraordinary. He hypnotized us with his portrait of a 1920s magic-obsessed America and of Charles Carter--a.k.a. Carter the Great--a young master performer whose skill as an illusionist exceeded even that of the great Houdini. Filled with historical references that evoke the excesses and exuberance of Roaring Twenties pre-Depression America, Carter Beats the Devil is a complex and illuminating story of one man's journey through a magical and sometimes dangerous world, where illusion is everything.

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    In the Blink of An Eye

    From the moment I began reading to the last word, Fo D mesmerized with his tantalizing tale of magic. Just as the magician's illusions relied upon misdirection to entice the audience, so did the author's multilayered book slowly reveal the complex story.

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