By: Phil Jason, April 30, 2015

In his latest novel, James Swain is back to painting the milieu in which he has no peers: the gambling scene. Set in Las Vegas and focused on a new casino hotel that serves as a money laundering front for a big drug operation, this novel has all the thrills, chills, and insider information one could ever hope for. Billy Cunningham, a thirty year old professional cheater, becomes a strange kind of moral pillar in a ruthless world where the only moral code involves scoring big money and staying alive.  

By: Colette Bancroft, Tampa Bay Times, February 25, 2015

On a recent Tuesday evening in the Tap Room, the cozy restaurant in the Hollander Hotel in downtown St. Petersburg, a young boy watched a man pour a deck of cards between his hands like water, pluck from the deck eight different cards chosen by onlookers, and drop a tiny red ball into a silver cup — and pull out a baseball.


"Whoa! How did you do that?" the boy gasped.

Good question, and pretty much the same question that led the magician, James Swain, to write his latest book.


Miracles - The Magic of James Swain Set

The Chop Cup

The Ed Bernstein Show - Interview with James Swain

James Swain is the nationally bestselling author of seventeen mystery novels. His books have been named Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews Best Mystery Books of the Year, and he has received three Barry Award nominations and a Florida Book Award for fiction. Here is a collection of recent media links and interesting features.