About time I recommended a book - I've been so busy tweaking my own novel these past weeks that I've not done much reading. But I'm about to wrap up the first thriller/suspense novel in a while to satisfy me.
The author is Jeffrey Deaver, who I believe lives in my old home town of Chapel Hill, NC. He's best known for his book (thanks to the movie) The Bone Collector. Frankly, I thought the movie awful, which may be why it took me a while to get to one of his novels. I'm glad I did, though, and the novel I heartily recommend is THE VANISHED MAN.
One of the interesting aspects to me is the magic, illusionism and prestidigitation, that reoccurs throughout the novel. Fun and fascinating, and good tale.