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Magic City

Hall, James W.

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ISBN 10: 0312271794 / ISBN 13: 9780312271794
Published by St. Martin's, New York, 2007
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First edition: March 2007, stated; first printing, full number line. Signed by the author on the title page: "James W. Hall." Bound in blue cloth with a green-lettered spine. Book is tight, square, and unmarked; corners and spine ends unbumped; Vero Beach BookCenter bookmark laid in. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $24.95); Vero Beach BookCenter "Autographed!" sticker on front panel. Brodart protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 002299

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Title: Magic City

Publisher: St. Martin's, New York

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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A novel based on real events and newly declassified documents, Magic City is to Miami what L.A. Confidential and Chinatown were to Los Angeles.  It evokes a time in our nation's history when powerful men were willing to do whatever they thought necessary to achieve their goals.

A simple black and white photograph taken during the 1964 Cassius Clay-Sonny Liston fight on Miami Beach may hold the key to a horrific, politically-motivated crime forty-two years earlier.  After it suddenly appears on display at a trendy Miami gallery opening, the photograph is burned in an act of arson that sets off a modern-day murder spree, reaching from the quiet neighborhoods of Miami to the back corridors of the White House. 

What the killer didn't know is that there is one remaining copy. When it falls into Thorn's hands, he and everyone he loves become the target of madmen and trained killers, each of whom has his own powerful motive to see the photograph destroyed forever and its mysteries kept hidden.

To find retribution for the death of a loved one, Thorn joins forces with a dangerous enemy to solve a maddening puzzle. At its center are two families from very different worlds with their own dark secrets.  Unraveling this dangerous riddle shakes the foundation of his bond with both Alexandra and his closest friend, and sends him on a deadly journey. But cover-ups have a way of disintegrating over time, especially when someone like Thorn is pounding on the door.  Magic City is an epic crime thriller--exposing the past of a city in a time capsule of a novel.

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National bestselling author James W. Hall’s MAGIC CITY is an unforgettable crime thriller—a book that does for Miami what Chinatown did for Los Angeles.

“DAMN GOOD.”—Miami Sun Post

A simple black and white photograph taken during the 1964 Cassius Clay-Sonny Liston fight on Miami Beach may hold the key to a horrific, politically-motivated crime forty-two years earlier. After it mysteriously reappears, the photo is burned in an act of arson that sets off a modern-day killing spree reaching from the quiet neighborhoods of Miami to the back corridors of the White House.

“Impossible to put down.” —Library Journal (Starred Review)

What the killer did not know is that a copy of the photograph still remains. When it falls into Thorn’s hands, he and everyone he close to him—including his beloved Alexandra—become the targets of madmen and trained hitmen, each of whom has a powerful motive to see the photograph destroyed...and will go to murderous lengths to make it disappear forever.

“Torrid...provocative and memorable.”—The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC)

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