James Swain is the author of eighteen national bestselling novels. His books have been translated into twelve foreign languages, and chosen as Mysteries of the Year by Publisher's Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. Swain has received three Barry Award nominations, a Florida Book award for fiction,the prestigious Prix Calibre .38 for Best American Crime Writing, and was profiled on CBS Sunday Morning with Anthony Mason. An avid sleight-of-hand magician, he has written and lectured extensively on the subject. Visit his web site at www.jamesswain.com.