“From cutting-edge science to a magician’s trade secrets, Placebo by Steven James is a fascinating journey into American politics, business, and the military. The characters are utterly alive, the story memorable. Gripping and intense, it will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page.”
— Gayle Lynds, New York Times best-selling author of The Book of Spies
“With every new book, Steven James elevates his game and lifts his readers with him. Placebo
is a winner! Highly recommended.”
— Davis Bunn, best-selling author of Lion of Babylon
From the Author
All of my life I've been intrigued by magic, by illusions. When the opportunity came up to do a new series, I decided to base it around an illusionist and escape artist. I consulted with some of the country's top magicians while writing this book and Singularity (and yes, you'll find a few secrets revealed in the books--but not too many).
My research for Placebo took me to some unusual places, including delving into quantum mechanics, stepping into the mind of a psychopath who wants to understand love, and meeting with a voodoo high priestess.
Not as dark and graphic as the Bowers novels, Placebo and Singularity include an intriguing cast of characters and some fun twisty storytelling.