Frank Peretti, with more than 15 million national and international novels in print, turns away from the spiritual warfare of “This Present Darkness” to the field of magic in “Illusion” his newest release.
His talent as a gifted storyteller is never more apparent than in the tale of married magicians, Dane and Mandy Collins, their love story one that transcends time and space. However, it’s so much more than that! The plot line includes science fiction, astrophysics, mad scientists, ethics and government conspiracies wrapped in a mystery that keeps you guessing until the very end.
The story begins in 1970 and 2010, with Mandy sitting on a “hospital gurney” thanking “…Jesus and the Spokane Medical Center…” where she wonders, Am I safe now?
Yet she didn’t know what she should be safe from, any more than she understood the sheriff’s deputy who took her to the hospital “…just to make sure…” she was okay. Her confusion only increased when the deputies referred to her as a “subject” before they placed her in the back seat of a police car without door handles, wire mesh separating the front from the back.
Mandy’s confusion turned to fear when the hospital nurse examined her and then ordered a CAT scan when Mandy didn’t know what a computer was and instead asked, “…What’s a cat skin?”
Add a tragic car accident, scientific experimentation, fountain of youth, dimensional time travel, doppelgangers and heartless government officials and readers understand why Frank Peretti is known as "America's hottest Christian novelist."
Frank’s wizardry lies in his mind-boggling plotting, handling of multiple viewpoints and real-life characterizations! If you haven’t read him before he will soon join your short list of excellent authors. If you’re already a fan be prepared for an exceptional treat in this sweet romance that fulfills its promise of magical misdirection!
Video trailer Illusion: YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MNTtTw4k-Y
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‘Illusion,’ by Frank Peretti, Howard Books, 2012, Hardcover, 512 Pages, ISBN-13: 978-1439192672, $26.99
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