The killings continue and a pattern emerges. This is the work of someone trained as a magician and he is using his knowledge to commit murders based on famous magic acts. What is his motive? Who is he? Rhyme drafts a young woman training as a magician as a consultant but the murderer seems to be one step ahead at all times. Can the team find him before he kills again?
This book is number five in the Lincoln Rhyme series. Readers will be intrigued as the clues mount up and as the intricate forensic work gives up clues that bring the police ever closer to the killer. The relationship between Rhyme and Sachs is always of interest. Readers will learn about forensic methods and about life as a disabled person. This book is recommended for mystery readers.