The Magician's Accomplice

The Magician s Accomplice An indigent student has been shot and killed in an upscale hotel in the center of Bratislava It appears to be a professional assassination but who would want to kill a starving student After examinin

  • Title: The Magician's Accomplice
  • Author: Michael Genelin
  • ISBN: 9781569478943
  • Page: 428
  • Format: ebook
  • An indigent student has been shot and killed in an upscale hotel in the center of Bratislava It appears to be a professional assassination, but who would want to kill a starving student After examining the crime scene, Jana Matinova pays a visit to her lover, a government prosecutor But when she arrives at his office, she learns that he s been killed by a phone bomb JaAn indigent student has been shot and killed in an upscale hotel in the center of Bratislava It appears to be a professional assassination, but who would want to kill a starving student After examining the crime scene, Jana Matinova pays a visit to her lover, a government prosecutor But when she arrives at his office, she learns that he s been killed by a phone bomb Jana is devastated but determined to find his murderer Professional killings aren t common in Bratislava Could the two deaths be connected Before Jana can even begin investigating, she is transferred to The Hague, headquarters of the international police force of Europol On the flight, she encounters a retired magician who turns out to be the dead student s uncle He wants to help Jana investigate his nephew s death And his help is needed, as Jana is soon confronted with an international conspiracy emanating from Europol itself.

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    1. Michael Genelin

      Michael Genelin, a graduate of UCLA and the UCLA Law School, has served in the LA District Attorney s Office and the US Department of Justice in Central Europe He has written for film and has been an adviser to television series He now lives with his wife and daughter in Paris.Series Commander Jana Matinova

    398 thoughts on “The Magician's Accomplice”

    1. “Trust no one” should be Slovakian Police Commander Jana Matinova’smotto as she finds herself both the hunter and the hunted in a rollercoaster of an adventure that takes her from her home city of Bratislava to The Hague and elsewhere. This is the third novel by Michael Genelin featuring Jana Matinova, and this review coincides with its release in paperback just as a fourth novel, “Requium for a Gypsy” is release in hardcover.The story begins with the shooting death of a student trying [...]


    2. This was a good enough read, with decent characters (although Jana, was just too perfect for words) and an interesting setting in Bratislava. The plot was interesting and ultimately very believable. However, in the end, I found it ludicrous - she was the worst judge of character ever, not realising that all the people she decided to trust were in fact 'baddies'. I would try another one though.


    3. Petty good thriller/mystery set in Slovakia and The Hague. Nice to have a different setting to see the sights.The MC is a good character and the plot reasonably well done. Just didn't blow me away.



    4. Jana Matinova is the top investigator in Slovakia. She is put on a case of an assassinated student and on the same day, loses her fiance in a horrific murder. She is transferred to The Hague to work in the recently opened Slovak position. The new job soon sends Matinova to several countries trying to find clues to her multiple cases. This is a quick read that is full of action on every page. Even skimming one paragraph will make you miss vital clues and actions.


    5. Slovakian police commander Jana Matinova has close to superhero abilities. So in this story, the author gives her a plot that is close to a supercrime. Although she tries to get rid of him, she is accompanied in the investigation by the first victim’s uncle, who happens to be a retired clown magician. Jana is a great heroine and the suspense is nonstop.


    6. SuspensefulI picked this up not knowing what to expect. I was delightfully surprised at how fast paced, intelligent, and twisted it was.


    7. Denis Macek is a student, a student with very little money. With the help of a friend, Denis creates a plan which will allow him one excellent meal in the best hotel in Bratislava.Friday morning, Denis, dressed in his best clothes, sits in the lobby of the Carleton Savoy hotel. Mr. Fico is a guest at the hotel and Denis knows his room number. Denis also knows that Mr. Fico never eats breakfast in the hotel dining room. On this day, Denis, dressed in his best but somewhat shabby suit, watches unt [...]


    8. The story set against corruption in Slovakian administration and the Europol weaves through Bratislava, The Hague, Prague and Vienna. Oil field development dealings in Slovakia, dating back to World War II, forms basis of anti-corruption champaign, in which a student and the prosecutor are killed. The case is investigated by Jana Matinova, who is quickly taken off the case and is transfered to Europol in The Hague. She persists with the case to the annoyance of others and escapes elimination att [...]


    9. The ever-reliant Commander Jana Matinova of the Slovakian police is challenged by two crimes: the murder of a student out to cadge a meal at an expensive hotel buffet and the assassination of a federal prosecutor, who happens to be her lover. It soon becomes clear that both crimes are somehow related, and that both happened when the victims discovered (one while doing research for a dissertation and one as part of a prosecution) something alarming. Jana herself becomes a target even after she is [...]


    10. I hope Genelin continues writing more novels in the Jana Matinova series. This is the second one I have read and there are only 2 more. His background in Anti-Corruption Investigation and Prosecution is reflected in these stories. Matinova is a police commander in Bratislova. This book takes her to The Hague where she is on temporary assignment to Europol. Later her investigation takes her to Vienna.Genelin's writing is somewhat uneven. He could do more with character development nad sense of pl [...]


    11. A terrific detective/mystery story! Well conceived and written. It was my first experience with this author and I look forward to reading more of his books.His heroine is Slovakian police commander Jana Matinova. It starts with a mysterious killing: A professional hit man has gunned down a university student, who sneaked into the dining room of a swanky Bratislava hotel to get free food. Then later the same day, her friend and lover, a prosecutor investigating a corruption case, is killed in an [...]


    12. This was the third in the series and sadly for me it was a disappointment. After reading 'Dark Dreams' the 2nd book. I was very eager to read 'The Magician's Accomplice' It started off good at the shooting of the Denis Macek a starving student who schemes a means for a free breakfast at a swank 5 star hotel.I'm not sure when it actually went in a downward spiral but the whole escapade of Mataivona and the dead student Uncle a retired magician went from a bit corny to total stupid.There were sue [...]


    13. Yet another Kindle freebie that apparently gets good reviews because the people who got it for free feel obliged to like it. The writing is stilted and clichéd, and the characters behave stupidly; the main character, supposedly a top police officer where she lives, would most likely be considered incompetent where I come from.I admit that I did not finish this book because I just couldn't handle the poor prose any longer, plus I found myself not caring even slightly about anybody in the book.


    14. So far, it is keeping my interestfast bed-time read.Ok, so I am done. Really enjoyed it. The ending was not expected, but well done. I like the character a lot, reminded me of Stieg Larsson's characters, only less dark and intense. A good read, for sure. Would recommend. Nice to read a book with characters named & from a foreign country for a change, nice to explore other places!


    15. Third in Genelin's series featuring Commander Jana Matinova in Bratislava, Slovakia. Sent to The Hague to work with Europol, Jana is drawn into the investigation of the shooting death of a student by the boy's uncle, a retired magician. I love this character, the settings, the tension in the plotting, just everything about this series.


    16. Maybe I liked this book so much because I had absolutely no expectations. It was on my Kindle. I never heard of the protagonist, Jana Matinova, nor of the author. But it was a solid well-written tale of intrigue and corruption. Looking forward to reading more of this series.


    17. This book is very similar to the preceding book in this series. The first book was the most original of the three I have read. The author needs to come up with something more inventive then having the main character chased around Europe by insiders that are trying to kill her.


    18. The protagonist is a female police detective in modern Slovakia, who gets kicked downstairs to what appears to be an ineffectual Interpol division. Lots of intrigue & sleight of hand, not to mention interesting characters


    19. THIS WAS A SLOW BEGINNING, BUT NOW HAS PICKED UP SPEED AND INTEREST. CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT IS KIND OF FLAT BUT THE MYSTERY HAS GOTTEN INTERESTING. IN RETROSPECT, THE PLOT IS A FAIRLY IMPLAUSIBLE. BUT IT KEPT YOUR INTEREST.




    20. Very easy to read crimethriller set in Slovakia and the Hague, fairly fast paced but Jana comes across as a bit cold. Most people would be a wreck but not commander Matinova.






    21. See my review of the first in the series, The Siren in the Waters. Genelin certainly, in my opinion, really improved his craft.


    22. I had never read this author. The story was great. The detective is a woman with real world porblems. Well written and a good story!



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