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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (196 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James W. Hall, Richard Allen Narrator: Richard Alle Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Thorn Mysteries Series Release Date:
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A novel based on real events and newly declassified documents, Magic City is to Miami what L.A. Confidential and Chinatown were to Los Angeles. It evokes a time in our nation’s history when powerful men were willing to do whatever they thought necessary to achieve their goals.

A simple black-and-white photograph taken during the 1964 Cassius Clay–Sonny Liston fight on Miami Beach may hold the key to a horrific, politically-motivated crime forty-two years earlier. After it suddenly appears on display at a trendy Miami gallery opening, the photograph is burned in an act of arson that sets off a modern-day murder spree, reaching from the quiet neighborhoods of Miami to the back corridors of the White House. 

What the killer didn’t know is that there is one remaining copy. When it falls into Thorn’s hands, he and everyone he loves become the target of madmen and trained killers, each of whom has his own powerful motive to see the photograph destroyed forever and its mysteries kept hidden.

To find retribution for the death of a loved one, Thorn joins forces with a dangerous enemy to solve a maddening puzzle. At its center are two families from very different worlds with their own dark secrets. Unraveling this dangerous riddle shakes the foundation of his bond with both Alexandra and his closest friend, and sends him on a deadly journey. But cover-ups have a way of disintegrating over time, especially when someone like Thorn is pounding on the door. Magic City is an epic crime thriller—exposing the past of a city in a time capsule of a novel.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Hall continues to explore the ever-intriguing psychodynamics of his unconventional hero, but he also adds a new dimension to the series with the fascinating look at Miami in the 1960s…Another outstanding chapter in one of the genre’s most consistently first-rate series.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Entertaining…Hall offers lively characters, livelier dialogue and an excellent depiction of contemporary south Florida.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Doctor Sax | 11/15/2013

    " Superb novel using real life cuban-exile situations woven into a real page turner...highly recommended! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Katie | 6/10/2013

    " I enjoyed this book. Solid story. Nicely solved mystery. Engaging character. I'd like to read more by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by John | 3/20/2013

    " James W. Hall is another of those authors I enjoy just for pure escapism fun. Good plots and interesting characters "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Scout | 2/19/2013

    " 3.5 stars Interesting read flavored with nostalgic references to '60s Miami. "

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