It’s 1920’s Baltimore. Prohibition. Those who sell and distribute liquor can become rich — or dead if the mob doesn’t get their cut. The gangsters have taken over, and in organized crime the one weapon valued far more than a Tommy gun is a mage…
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A moonshine runner.
A mage for the mob.
And more misfortune than a blow-down at the speakeasy.
Hattie Malloy has two goals in life—get the hootch from warehouse to seller, and make sure no one finds out she can conjure illusions. But when her boat-legging business needs to call on the mob for help, those two goals collide. Suddenly the safety of her family and friends rests on her helping a group of gangsters that she wants nothing to do with.
The mob is the only family that time pincher Vincent Calendo has ever known. When his boss Vito says he wants to expand his “stable” of mages, Vincent is tasked with finding unaffiliated, or free, pinchers and bringing them into the fold—willingly or not.
Can Hattie keep her talents a secret from Vincent or will she lose the freedom her parents have sacrificed everything to give her?
Moonshine, Mobsters, and Magic Users.
When their moonshine-running enterprise is arbitrarily shut down, Hattie attempts a spectacular illusion to save the business…and fails to pull it off. Now everyone who’s anyone knows that Vincent isn’t the only magic user in the city of Baltimore.
With her cover blown Hattie finds herself targeted by the local mob, with Vincent specifically tasked to bring her in. Can Hattie stay one step ahead of the only man she thought she could trust with her secrets? In a world filled with magic, where every promise can be broken, Hattie will need to gamble on the only thing she can truly count on: herself.
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