One of my favorite novels in recent years. This is the story of a magician (Carter)in late nineteenth/early twentieth century San Francisco. The plot flashes between the present, where Carter is suspected of having killed Warren Harding, and past events in Carter's life. Gold creates a really vivd sense of time and place, the characters are interesting, and it's just a very fun book with an engaging mystery.
Terrific book! This novel caught my interest immediately and kept me riveted. Excellent character development, spot-on historical detail, fascinating explanation of vaudeville magic shows, plus the inventor of television! Great ending, too. My highest recommendation.
Excellent read. I highly recommend this book.
Fast paced, well researched, illuminating insight into the world of magic in it's heyday in the 20's.