When the formidable principal of his college assigns Daniel Gillespie a special project, it is impossible for him to refuse. But what begins as a mildly intriguing and very lucrative venture gradually turns into something much more important - for Daniel personally and for his field of study. |
For Daniel is an aspiring magician at the prestigious Royal Academy, and the project that he has been given leads him to the previously unknown papers of one of the great practitioners of the recent past. And Daniel discovers, as he immerses himself in the life of the master, that Sir Edward Beck not only held the key that could unlock the mysteries of his own family backgroun, but also knew that there was much more to magic than mere concert performances.