For those of you who are fans of truly exquisite, elegant and commercial card magic, the drought has broken. I just finished work proofreading/editing the text (along with Dave Malek, Jason England and Bill Taylor) of Darwin Ortiz's new book, "Scams & Fantasies with Cards" and I can tell you that it is outstanding.
The book features some knock-out work with memorised decks ("The Zen master" and others) amazing gambling routines including a phenomenal version of the Michael Zen's poker deal and one of the most impressive 100% impromptu gambling routines ever to see print, "The Professional", plus some killer magical effects including Darwin's presentation of the Fred Kaps handling of Gypsy Curse ("Beat the Devil") his knock out versions of the Travellers, Oil & Water and 25 other brilliant routines.
By the way, Darwin has a great deal until the end of April. If you order from him before the end of the month the price is $35 post paid delivered - that's a saving of $10. Overseas orders add $10 for postage (and you KNOW that's a great deal).
If you're interested, email me for details at: firstname.lastname@example.org