Magic Show, A Novel by Lawrence Michaelis
January 22, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Magic Show, A Novel by Lawrence Michaelis; A Discussion with the Author
Gilbert Gilbertson, an inept magic clown whose biggest gigs are kids’ birthday parties, suddenly develops skills in sleight-of-hand and stage illusions that confound expert magicians. He also begins affecting people in strange ways, as well as winning staggering amounts of money in Las Vegas, which he donates to the Catholic Church.
Jack Madison, an agnostic neurologist, debunker of miracles, and best-selling author, is asked to investigate the matter of Gilbert the Magic Clown. In pursuing the mystery, Jack becomes the unlikely partner of Joan Firestone, a beautiful Las Vegas detective and expert in casino fraud.
Larry Michaelis is a retired cardiac surgeon and physician executive from Northwestern University in Chicago. He has been an amateur magician for >70 years. He and his wife Eleanor live in the Boulders. This is his first adult novel.