While trying to debunk a controversial neurological research program, illusionist and filmmaker Jevin Banks uncovers a far-reaching conspiracy involving one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical firms.
THE INSIDE SCOOP
All of my life I’ve been intrigued by magic, by illusions. When the opportunity came up to do a new series, I decided to base it around an illusionist and escape artist. I consulted with some of the country’s top magicians while writing this book and Singularity (and yes, you’ll find a few secrets revealed in the books—but not too many).
My research for Placebo took me to some unusual places, including delving into quantum mechanics, stepping into the mind of a psychopath who wants to understand love, and meeting with a voodoo high priestess.
Not as dark and graphic as the Bowers novels, Placebo and Singularity include an intriguing cast of characters and some fun twisty storytelling.READ AN EXCERPT
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“A good novel is interesting. A great novel is entertaining. An unforgettable novel is both. Steven James’ Placebo is all that and more.”
“With every new book, Steven James elevates his game and lifts his readers with him. Placebo is a winner! Highly recommended.”
“Fascinating, gripping, and thrilling—love this book. The Master Storyteller has woven another spell in Placebo, where the lines of science, realiy, and fiction blur into one compelling tale. Intelligent and absolutely unputdownable, you will lose sleep over this one.”
“There’s no exaggeration in calling Steven James a master storyteller. Placebo delivers a thrill ride, but also emotional depth and intriguing characters you’ll lock into immediately. I devoured the story.”
“The recipe for this one will be to take the darkness of Poe and the creativity of The Matrix, mix in science, and add a dash of faith/religion.”
“Placebo is an edgy, multi-layered thriller”
“Placebo is fast-paced, interesting, moving. All with James’ signature style and flair.”
“A thought-provoking and thrilling mystery.”
“The writing, pacing and plot lines are impeccable.”