When Jim Richards is asked to go back into his past to help an old friend receive a lifetime achievement award for his service to the world of magic, Jim ends up replacing a murdered magician in a contest of wits and magic to find the killer. But there are more reasons for killing off a few magicians to get to the valuable prize, as Jim finds out. A four day convention of magic in the Magic Capital of the World starts Jim and his band of crime solvers, Trapper, Becker, Buck and Penny venturing beyond the boundaries of logic where people disappear and are cut in half, or turn into roaring tigers. Why are the magicians dying, and what is the secret of the amazing box and it's contents. Will Jim reveal the hidden truths and expose the killer before another magician will die, Jim himself.