Magicov The Magnificent, The Great Illusionist, earns his living entertaining geriatrics in care homes. Magicov (also known as Peter) envies them – they’ve mastered a trick that alludes him: They can forget. There are so many things Peter yearns not to remember: the shame of an eight-year-old wrecking his life; the FBI agent who hunts him like a dog; that suitcase stuffed with a million pounds. More than anything Peter wants to forget Kate, the expert con woman. The one he loved. The one he lost. For renowned Brain-scientist Dr Tavasligh, Peter’s craving to escape makes him the perfect candidate for a bold experiment in changing minds – forever. Faced with this opportunity, will Peter go through with it? And if he does, who will he become? A thrilling cat-and-mouse adventure of haunted and hunted, illusion, deceit, love, death and revenge.
”How to Forget” is a genuinely funny romp through some of the darker areas of the human mind and some of the more life-threatening areas of mentalism and magic. An engaging and good-hearted read.’
‘A funny, clever and twisted tale of grifters and con tricks with a bit of magic thrown in for good measure…it’s a joy to read and each time I picked it up I found myself smiling…If you are looking for a funny, but intelligent and highly original story, this is a great choice.’ –The Bookbag
‘A fast-paced, complex adventure story…How To Forget has some of the cleverest plot twists I’ve come across…I’ll certainly be thinking about it for a long time to come. Recommended.’
–Farm Lane Books —
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