Carter Beats the Devil

Carter Beats the Devil A Novel

Paperback (16 May 2002) | English

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Synopsis

Charles Carter, dubbed Carter the Great by Houdini himself, was born into privilege but became a magician out of need: only when dazzling an audience can he defeat his fear of loneliness. But in 1920s America the stakes are growing higher, as technology and the cinema challenge the allure of magic and Carter's stunts become increasingly audacious. Until the night President Harding takes part in Carter's act only to die two hours later, and Carter finds himself pursued not only by the Secret Service but by a host of others desperate for the terrible secret they believe Harding confided in him.

Seamlessly blending reality and fiction, Gold lays before us a glittering and romantic panorama of our modern world at a point of irrevocable change.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780340794999
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Imprint: Sceptre
Pub date:
DEWEY: 813.6
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 563
Weight: 420g
Height: 198mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 41mm