Read Angel Killer (Jessica Blackwood #1) Online Free - FBI agent Jessica Blackwood believes she's left her complicated life as a gifted magician behind her . . . until a killer with seemingly supernatural powers puts her talents to the ultimate test.
A hacker who identifies himself only as "Warlock" brings down the FBI's website and posts a code in its place that leads to a Michigan cemetery, where a dead girl is discovered rising from the ground . . . as if she tried to crawl out of her own grave.
Born into a dynasty of illusionists, Jessica Blackwood is destined to become its next star—until she turns her back on her troubled family to begin a new life in law enforcement. But FBI consultant Dr. Jeffrey Ailes's discovery of an old magic magazine will turn Jessica's world upside down. Faced with a crime that appears beyond explanation, Ailes has nothing to lose—and everything to gain—by taking a chance on an agent raised in a world devoted to achieving the seemingly impossible.
The body in the cemetery is only the first in the Warlock's series of dark miracles. Thrust into the media spotlight, with time ticking away until the next crime, can Jessica confront her past to stop a depraved killer? If she can't, she may become his next victim.
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June 05, 2017
I gave up reading books about the FBI when I stopped believing in the FBI but I simply could not resist a book where the MC is also a MAGICIAN! What!?! Okay, at first I thought this was going to be the corniest, silliest book I ever had read and this year I've started and stopped a LOT of those....
August 07, 2015
Bloody brilliant. Note: I have a review copy from the Faber paperback edition being released in October, that edition does not appear on Goodreads that I can see!
I literally devoured this - Its like Criminal Minds meets Jonathon Creek in book form. I'm very lucky to be able to interiew the author...
August 21, 2015
Angel Killer – An Excellent Debut Series
Andrew Mayne is an American (shouldn’t hold that against him) with an serious interest in magic and illusions, so much so that he has his own TV show and worked with some very famous illusionists and magicians. He has taken his knowledge and experiences in...
April 12, 2017
Lately I've given up on the current trend in thrillers (sadistic serialists, dead children) and sought out protagonists with quirky backstories and skills. Jessica is an FBI agent with a background as an illusionist, having been born into that world. Not your usual setup. The situation here is or...
January 02, 2015
It's a new year and this year I'm not going to hold out any hope that each book I read, no matter how hyped or how interesting the premise is or how many excellent reviews it has, will live up to its promise. I've learned my lesson (see my other reviews of past hyped but terribly disappointing bo...
October 15, 2014
Andrew Mayne is an illusionist and magician who has worked for David Copperfield, Penn and Teller and David Blaine. He's also the star of A&E's Don't Trust Andrew Mayne. And....he's also an author. Mayne self published his novels and had some success. Angel Killer sold really well in that for...
January 16, 2013
This was OK, but something about it just didn't work...maybe it's my personal dislike of first person narratives, especially when it's a male author writing female first person.
I also found the modus too far fetched, and the conclusions drawn by the investigators relied greatly on coincidence, r...
January 15, 2013
On the plus side, the book was well written, the author clearly very knowledgable on the topic of magic. I found the use of a magician in crime
solving novel and intriguing. The plot was surprising and definitely unexpected.
On the down side, it was all a little too incredible, almost comic-bookish...
February 01, 2016
Clever and intriguing
December 23, 2017
Entertaining enough that I went on to read the rest of the Jessica books. Well written. Hokey stuff like calling the guy the Warlock as well as the name of Jessica's ex-boyfriend--Demian whatever--didn't help. Saying Boulder, CO was in the middle of nowhere was offensive... (in a later book the s...