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Summary

Kansas, 1959. A travelling carnival appears overnight, intriguing the townsfolk with acts of inexplicable magic and illusion. But when a man's body is discovered beneath the carousel, FBI Special Agent Michael Travis is sent to investigate. But things are not what they seem, and with each new turn of the investigation, Travis’ faith is challenged as he struggles to open his mind to a truth that defies comprehension.

©2014 Roger Jon Ellory (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"An atmospheric thriller with a gallery of fascinating characters." (Irish Independent)
"At a time when crime fiction has become so formulaic, it's a relief to find a book as left-field as this latest offering from RJ Ellory.... An intriguing, delightfully unpredictable novel." (Mail on Sunday)

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  • JOHN
  • LONDON, United Kingdom
  • 22-08-15

Great book crime really enjoyed

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

it has very good story and the plot is excellent

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The scene where the Carnival players face the great FBI

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

YES gripping

Any additional comments?

I search for books with JEFF HARDING as narrator my '#1 choice this year

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Answer the questions!!

A Hungarian man is found murdered at a carnival; so the FBI send in their hot agent, eager to impress in his new senior role. Nobody at the carnival will answer the questions and tap dance around the truth the whole time, making you feel the agent's anger at the slow pace of the investigation.

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an intriguing listen

well narrated and a good story. lost a little momentum about half way thru. could have been cut back a bit in length and not lost much. a bit of a disappointing showdown for the climax but well worth the credit none the less. still worthy of 4 stars.

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fascinating

As usual R J Ellory does not disappoint and delivers a fast paced interesting book.