French magician, Edwigé Allore, finds himself the center of attention when LAPD, the mob and a few mysterious men in cheap suits want to uncover his tricks, each for their own unknown purposes.
What does the British Secret Service really want with the trickster? How tangled up with the mob Rex Mclean is? Does William I. Pierce, Jr see the showman as an asset or a threat? What kind of a case was too important for Det. Nathan Green that he couldn’t be there for the meeting with the Secret Service? Who burned Gaston Artz’s house, possibly killing the doctor?