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Bluff : a novel [electronic resource] / Michael Kardos.

Kardos, Michael, (author.). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780802165671 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 0802165672 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [United States] : Grove/Atlantic, Inc., 2018.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Digital content provided by hoopla.
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The magician's job is to create a mystery-an unbridgeable gap between cause and effect. Michael Kardos brilliantly constructs his new novel Bluff as a magician would, delivering a perfectly calibrated performance of intrigue and, ultimately, astonishment. At twenty-seven, magician Natalie Webb is already a has-been. A card-trick prodigy, she started touring at seventeen, took first place at the World of Magic competition at eighteen, and never reached such heights again. Shunned by the magic world after a disastrous liaison with an older magician, she now lives alone with her pigeons and a pile of overdue bills in a New Jersey apartment. In a desperate ploy to make extra cash, she follows up on an old offer to write a feature magazine article-on the art of cheating at cards. But when she meets the perfect subject for her article, what begins as a journalistic gamble brings into question everything Natalie thinks she knows about her talent, and herself. Natalie is dazzled by the poker cheat's sleight of hand and soon finds herself facing a proposition that could radically alter her fortune-to help pull off a $1.5 million magic trick that, if done successfully, no one will ever even suspect happened. With Kardos raising the stakes chapter after chapter, Bluff is a breathtaking work of suspense from a writer at the top of his game.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Magicians > Fiction.
Cardsharping > Fiction.
Electronic books.

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