In the Trick of the Dead, one man has the power to reunite the living with what they have lost, including their own souls. On a cold Italian mountain, The Great Mercurio – magician and mentalist – encounters Dorothy, a war journalist in flight from what she remembers, or thinks she remembers. On the same mountain, a brother is mad with grief for his murdered twin sister, and looks to both Dorothy and Mercurio to bring her back. Penelope Evans takes the ties that bind, the passions between twins and lovers, and weaves them into a story in which Death is a constant player.
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