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Andrew Mayne born as Andrew Harter is an illusion designer, magician, and film maker. He is considered as one of the most prolific magic creators of the last decade after having written and produced over fifty DVDs, books and manuscripts on magic. Additionally, he is also the host of the Weird Things podcast and the publisher of iTricks.com and one of the top 20 Natural Science podcasts on iTunes. He is popularly known for his great magic tricks that mix mystery and science, and his illusions include drinking liquid nitrogen and shrinking his body to two feet tall.
Mayne started his performing career as a teenager working a summer in a circus. By the time he was early 20’s, he was already performing on cruise ships such as the Majesty Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Line & Carnival Cruise Lines as well as in resorts. As a magic consultant Mayne has worked for Penn & Teller, his most favorite creation recreated a version of the arm via body illusion which was first performed by Horace Goldin.
Apart from writing, Mayne has directed several instructional videos, independent features, and some underground magic video Shock FX. He has also lectured in classrooms on skepticism and teaching critical thinking towards paranormal claims.
For half a decade, he served as the principal investigator and also invented the ghost vision, a paranormal effect in which the image of a ghost shadow appears on a video or a picture of a borrowed mobile phone.
As an author, he started writing fiction books in 2011 and published several eBooks the same year. Some of the novels series written by Mayne include Jessica Blackwood series, Station Breaker. Also, he has also issued standalone novels such as Knight School, Public Enemy Zero, and Hollywood Pharaoh.
Fiction, Mystery & Detective, Women Sleuths, Thrillers, Crime, Suspense
FBI agent Jessica Blackwood believes she has successfully left her complicated life as a gifted magician behind her . . . until a killer with seemingly supernatural powers puts her talents to the ultimate test.
A mysterious hacker, who identifies himself only as “Warlock,” brings down the FBI’s website and posts a code in its place. It hides the GPS coordinates of a Michigan cemetery, where a dead girl is discovered rising from the ground . . . as if she tried to crawl out of her own grave.
Born into a dynasty of illusionists, Jessica Blackwood is destined to become its next star—until she turns her back on her troubled family, and her legacy, to begin a new life in law enforcement. But FBI consultant Dr. Jeffrey Ailes’s discovery of an old copy of Magician Magazine will turn Jessica’s carefully constructed world upside down. Faced with a crime that appears beyond explanation, Ailes has nothing to lose—and everything to gain—by taking a chance on an agent raised in a world devoted to seemingly achieving the impossible.
The body in the cemetery is only the first in the Warlock’s series of dark miracles. Thrust into the media spotlight, with time ticking away until the next crime, can Jessica confront her past to embrace her gifts and stop a depraved killer?
If she can’t, she may become his next victim.
The books in suggested reading order:
Name of the Devil