I recently picked up Eugene's La$t Dollar and am very pleased with this new handling for a favorite classic, Grant's Slow Motion Bill Transposition.
For years I'd used Eugene's handling from his classic The Craft of Magic but had let it fall by the wayside as my interest turned primarily to mentalism. I'd read and watched with interest the derivations in Mastering the Art of Magic and the Magical Voyages series but never took the time to put together the new versions that overcame the problems inherent in the changes in our currency.
On a whim I ordered La$t Dollar and am very glad I did so. With co-creator Patrick Thomas Murphy Mr. Burger has released what he describes as his ultimate, and last, version. Both share their routines and it comes with the gimmick. La$t Dollar allows you to borrow any denomination bill from a five on up and is exceptionally clean. Like any good effect, there is some work to master but not beyond the capacity of your average magician. If I can do it, anyone can, and I've garnered some great reactions. The switch is smooth and fast, taking place in both the mage's and the spectator's hands for anyone not familiar with the original routine. If you like this basic effect, you won't regret picking La$t Dollar up.