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Bluff

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
Razor-sharp and spellbindingly told, Bluff takes us deep inside the fraught and fascinating world of a modern magician who becomes obsessed with magic's dark twin - the underworld of the cardsharp.

"Hopelessly addictive." - Megan Abbott, Edgar Award-winning author of You Will Know Me

"If you haven't read Kardos yet, Bluff is the perfect place to start!" - Lisa Scottoline, bestselling author of Exposed

At twenty-seven, magician Natalie Webb is already a has-been. A card-trick prodigy, she took first place at the World of Magic competition at eighteen and has never again reached such heights. Shunned by the magic world after a disastrous liaison with an older magician, she now lives alone in a New Jersey apartment with her pigeons and a pile of overdue bills. In a desperate ploy for extra cash, she follows up on an old offer to write for a glossy magazine and pitches the editor a seductive topic: the art of cheating at cards.

But when Natalie meets the perfect subject for her piece - a poker cheat who dazzles at sleight of hand - what begins as a journalistic gamble soon becomes a test of everything she thinks she knows about her talent, and herself. Natalie soon finds herself facing a dangerous proposition that could radically alter her fortune - to help pull off a $1.5 million magic trick that, if done successfully, no one will ever suspect happened. With Kardos raising the stakes chapter after chapter, Bluff is a breathtaking work of suspense from a writer at the top of his game.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Terrific writing, great characters, an insider's knowledge, and a killer plot with a leg-breaker of a twist. What are you waiting for? Buy this book." - Peter Blauner

"Michael Kardos is a master at ratcheting up the suspense, and Bluff combines poker, a brilliant con game, and two terrific women who run the show. If you haven't read Kardos yet, Bluff is the perfect place to start!" - Lisa Scottoline


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Hardback Editions

April 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bluff
Author(s): Michael Kardos
ISBN: 0-8021-2804-1 / 978-0-8021-2804-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mysterious Press
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March 2018 : Hardback
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Title: Bluff
Author(s): Michael Kardos
ISBN: 1-78854-372-6 / 978-1-78854-372-9
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd.
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Paperback Editions

January 2019 : Paperback
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Title: Bluff
Author(s): Michael Kardos
ISBN: 1-78854-374-2 / 978-1-78854-374-3
Publisher: Head of Zeus
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March 2018 : Paperback
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Title: Bluff
Author(s): Michael Kardos
ISBN: 1-78854-373-4 / 978-1-78854-373-6
Publisher: Head of Zeus
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Audio Editions

April 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Bluff
Author(s): Michael Kardos
ISBN: 1-68441-186-6 / 978-1-68441-186-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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April 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Bluff
Author(s): Michael Kardos
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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April 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Bluff
Author(s): Michael Kardos
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

April 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Bluff
Author(s): Michael Kardos
Publisher: Mysterious Press
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March 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Bluff
Author(s): Michael Kardos
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU