Description: It is difficult to classify this work by Matheson. Above all else, it is a suspenseful tale narrated by the elderly and vegetative Delacorte the Great. This is the tale of his son, Maximilian, once also the greatest magician of his day, now reduced in stature. Max lures his unfaithful wife Cassandra, his betraying agent Harry, and Cassandra's brother Brian to his house. And, as events unfold, it becomes ever more difficult to determine what is real and what is illusion, what is fact and what is a magician's trick. As it builds towards its climactic ending, events begin to whirl ever faster, with shock after shock unfolding. A classic Matheson work.