Hadley Park Branch Library is closed Saturday, October 19.

Magic city: A Novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(1)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Series:
Thorn novels volume 9.
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
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.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780312271794
9781400124060
9781429917070
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 1b443e25-32d3-99dd-94b7-8417fdca78b5
Grouping Title magic city
Grouping Author hall james w
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-10-16 22:54:53PM
Last Indexed 2019-10-15 23:37:00PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Hall, James W. (James Wilson), 1947-
author_display Hall, James W
available_at_catalog Bellevue
Bellevue Kids
Main Kids
Main Library
collection_catalog Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Bellevue - Adult Fiction
Main Library - Adult Fiction
display_description

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.

format_catalog Book
eAudiobook
eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books
Books
eBook
id 1b443e25-32d3-99dd-94b7-8417fdca78b5
isbn 9780312271794
9781400124060
9781429917070
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
overdrive:5259212d-39e4-4ae9-a187-8bcb204a7d4b -1 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eAudiobook Audio Books 2 false true OverDrive OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen Available Online
ils:CARL0000279917 35192035679129 Main Library - Adult Fiction Fiction Hall 1 false false On Shelf MN
ils:CARL0000279917 35192035679012 Bellevue - Adult Fiction Fiction Hall 1 false false On Shelf BL
overdrive:f918f50e-ee6d-4e76-a273-75432a9651f5 -1 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eBook eBook 2 false true OverDrive Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read Available Online
itype_catalog
Book
last_indexed 2019-10-16T04:37:00.479Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog Fiction Hall
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Bellevue
Bellevue Kids
Main Kids
Main Library
primary_isbn 9780312271794
publishDate 2006
2007
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
overdrive:5259212d-39e4-4ae9-a187-8bcb204a7d4b eAudiobook Audio Books English Tantor Media, Inc.
ils:CARL0000279917 Book Books 1st ed. English St. Martin's Minotaur, 2006. 306 p. ; 25 cm.
overdrive:f918f50e-ee6d-4e76-a273-75432a9651f5 eBook eBook English St. Martin's Press 2007
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:5259212d-39e4-4ae9-a187-8bcb204a7d4b -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000279917 35192035679129 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000279917 35192035679012 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
overdrive:f918f50e-ee6d-4e76-a273-75432a9651f5 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
series Thorn novels
series_with_volume Thorn novels|9
subject_facet Detective and mystery stories, American
Miami (Fla.) -- Fiction
Suspense fiction, American
Thorn (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
title_display Magic city
title_full Magic City A Novel
Magic City--A Novel Thorn Mysteries Series, Book 9
Magic city / James W. Hall
title_short Magic city
title_sub A Novel
topic_facet Detective and mystery stories, American
Fiction
Literature
Mystery
Suspense fiction, American
Thorn (Fictitious character)
Thriller