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Illusion & Crime Together
on August 8, 2016
The book has a novel idea of introducing and using magic and illusions throughout the story. Hand in hand they bring us from start to finish.
Being a Lincoln Rhyme novel the characters, at this point are very well developed. Enter Kara, a student of the illusion. She helps the crew by explaining and demonstrating the ins and outs of illusion as Rhyme's crew sets about trying to solve a number of murders.
The story keeps the readers' interest with an untold multitude of twists and turns as the story unfolds. Illusion intertwines with the story very well.
Mr. Deaver has done well researching the art of illusion and apparent magic. The story is entertaining.
However, and this is not a spoiler, I found the illusion which takes place in the Tombs jail, a bit over the top and not plausible.
I also feel the story runs on too long. After all is solved and the antagonists are dealt with, I don't feel the next few chapters are actually even needed. They serve to wrap the story. But, after the bad guys are dealt with, there is not much wrapping up needed in this particular book.