Chas is a detective who doesn’t stake out cheating husbands, track down missing persons, or match wits with femmes fatales. Instead of pounding the pavement, he taps a computer keyboard. He can get the goods on anyone, and it’s all to make sure superstar Las Vegas mind reader Wallace the Amazing stays amazing. Thanks to Chas’s steady stream of stealthy intel, Wallace’s mental “magic” packs houses every night.
But when someone threatens to call the psychic showman’s bluff, the sweet gig takes a sour—and sinister—turn. Who’s the clean-cut couple gunning for Wallace with an arsenal of dirty tricks? Why does Wallace keep upping the ante instead of backing down? And just how much does Chas really know about his mysterious boss’s life…or his own? The tangled truth—of blackmail, kidnapping, and false identities—quickly becomes the biggest case of his strange, secret career.
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About the Author
Jonathan Stone writes his books on the commuter train between his home in Connecticut and his advertising job in midtown Manhattan, where he has honed his writing skills by creating smart and classic campaigns for high-level brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Microsoft, and Mitsubishi. Stone’s first mystery-thriller series, the Julian Palmer books, won critical acclaim and was hailed as “stunning” and “risk-taking” in starred reviews by Publishers Weekly. He earned glowing praise for his novel The Cold Truth from the New York Times, who called it “bone-chilling.” He is also the recipient of a Claymore Award for best unpublished crime novel and a graduate of Yale University, where he was a Scholar of the House in fiction writing. He is also the author of The Teller, Moving Day, The Heat of Lies, Breakthrough, and Parting Shot.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
For once, I feel completely gobsmacked. I really don't know what to make of this story. It is about a guy named Chas. "He taps a computer keyboard. He can get the goods on anyone, and it’s all to make sure superstar Las Vegas mind reader Wallace the Amazing stays amazing." Wallace goes on stage to tell a member of the audience who they are, where they went to lunch on a certain day, you get the drift. The audience goes "WOW! How can he do that?" I thought this was going to be a crazy ride book. It is little more than a little novella. It was nothing like I expected or hoped it would be. I love excitement. A couple kidnaps Chas, and they turn on the tv for tonight's thrill: Wallace's show. But how can there be a show without Chas's investigations and feedback? That, my friends, is the conundrum. It was a very good book. Then Chas started wigging out, and stopped making sense for a while. I did not get MY ending, but you may very well. The good news is that it takes place in Las Vegas. Thank you to Jonathan Stone, Thomas and Mercer, and NetGalley for giving me a free e-ARC of the book to read and give my honest review.