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After Tim Lovsey, a handsome male prostitute, is found brutally killed and police choose not to pursue the matter, Kay Farrow decides to look into the case herself, and her own life is at risk as she becomes more deeply involved in the underground world of San Francisco's illicit sex trade.
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Inside this beautifully designed (by Deborah Kerner) package of shaded pages and unusual fonts is a gorgeously written thriller about perception and perversity in a city famous for its unusual takes on both. Photographer Kay Farrow prowls the streets of San Francisco by night, because she's an achromat: she suffers from total color blindness, a much more serious (and much rarer) condition than the red-green variety. But Kay's affliction has also enhanced her artistic talent: she takes terrific black and white pictures that bounce off gallery walls and into books. The murder and mutilation of a young male street hustler she has become close to while shooting for a new book changes Kay's nocturnal roamings into a search for truth and justice. And the extraordinarily gifted David Hunt (who under his real name, William Bayer, wrote those Janek novels--Switch, Wallflower, Mirror Maze--which became TV movies starring Richard Crenna) fills his wonderful book with details of everything from magic and martial arts to bread-making.From the Publisher:
"The Magician's Tale is truly original -- atmospheric, seductively written, and compellingly suspenseful."
-- Richard North Patterson
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Book Description G. P. Putnam's Sons. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0399142606 Ships from Tennessee, usually the same or next day. Seller Inventory # Z0399142606ZN
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Book Description Putnam Pub Group, E Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.A., 1997. Hard Cover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. The colors of Kay Farrow's landscape are black, white, and shades of gray. An achromat suffering from total color blindness, Kay possesses a vision that informs her world and sharpens her skills as talented photographer. When Tim Lovsey, a handsome prostitute, is brutally slain, he becomes much more than Kay's subject. She makes it her mission to find his killer, even though the police would prefer to quietly let the case drop. Kay's search for answers takes her back in time to an unsolved serial murder case with disturbing parallels to Tim's killing -- a case whose botched investigation led to her father's ouster from the police force. Searching for the truth, she moves from the back alleys, exotic clubs, and dim corners of San Francisco's underground, where - for the right price -- any sexual fantasy can be realized, to the elite enclaves of the city's most privileged class. Kay knows Tim's murderer resides somewhere within these disparate worlds, at an intersection as gray and murky as the shades that define her world. Seller Inventory # 001281
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