carter-beats-the-devil-glen-9776_f.jpgI tried really hard but in the end had to give up. Despite the good reviews and the personal recommendation from the Book God, I’m afraid that Carter Beats The Devil beat me as well. It all started so promisingly – the mysterious death of a President, the enigmatic illusionist – but just as things got interesting the childhood flashback knocked me off my stride and I just couldn’t get into the story again. So, the first book this year to be set aside – perhaps not permanently as I suspect there is a good story in there – but not what I want to read at the moment.