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Dark Magic by James Swain
Cover Artist: Christine Duvall and Charles Ruff
Review by Joseph B. Hoyos
Tor Books Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780765329943
Date: 22 May 2012 List Price $24.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK

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Peter Warlock is a David Copperfield-like magician; when he and his psychic friends meet for their monthly séance, he experiences a vision of thousands of people mysteriously falling dead in Times Square. He has less than four days to prevent this catastrophe. Meanwhile, Jeremy Wolfe, a savage hit man, has been contracted to assassinate Peter and his friends. As doomsday draws closer, Peter realizes his supernatural powers are growing stronger, he learns his parents belonged to an evil organization known as the Order of Astrum, and he discovers that he is being hunted by three evil warlocks who practice dark magic.

From official release/information:

Product Description: Peter Warlock is a magician with a dark secret. Every night, he amazes audiences at his private theater in New York, where he performs feats that boggle the imagination. But his day job is just a cover for his otherworldly pursuits: Peter is a member of an underground group of psychics who gaze into the future to help prevent crimes.

No one, not even his live-in girlfriend, knows the truth about Peter—until the séance when he foresees an unspeakable act of violence that will devastate the city. As Peter and his friends rush to prevent tragedy, Peter discovers that a shadowy cult of evil psychics, the Order of Astrum, know all about his abilities. They are hunting him and his fellow psychics down, one by one, determined to silence them forever.

(Source: Tor Books)

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