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Hurricane Sandy ravages the Jersey Shore while simultaneously providing the backdrop for a horrible crime. A serial killer takes advantage of the night's ferocity and inflicts his own damage. The madman then disappears leaving a famed F.B.I. agent broken in the process.
Frank Sorello retires from the Bureau only to be drawn back into the game after a bestselling novel by a new author raises suspicions about details inside the book. Is the homicidal maniac announcing his return or is it purely a coincidence? The intrigue builds as a young man with an intellect rivaling that of Einstein and Da Vinci is tragically connected to the Bureau's top agent. As the investigation is renewed, the murders begin once again.
While the mystery unravels no one is truly safe; neither the gated communities of Hollywood nor the hallowed grounds of an Ivy League University provide refuge from what lies waiting in the shadows. The suspense mounts as the hunt gets ever more personal when the agent's current romantic interest becomes a target. Sorello vows to put an end to the killer's reign in this fast paced thriller . . . but the killer has other plans.


"The entire time I  was at the edge of my seat and it was really hard to put down this book even for a second."

The Reading Bud


"A psychotherapist by trade, D. A. undoubtedly uses his knowledge of the human psyche intertwined with a love of thrillers and mystery to create some magic of his own in this page-turner set at the Jersey Shore."



"Pupa will capture your attention from the very beginning with this scary premise and never let it go."

Social Life Magazine


"I loved the book and definitely encourage you readers to get your copy now — but don’t plan on going any where until you finish the book. OMG — the ending blew me away and I’m sure you’ll have the same reaction too."

Jersey Coastal Live


" . . . a seriously compelling contender for my personal best thriller of the year."

Ajoobacats Book Blog


" . . . effective use of flashbacks and alternating perspectives to create suspense."

Publishers Weekly


"A Thrill Ride"

The Hartford Examiner


" . . . thriller inspiration in real life hurricane."

The Citizen's Voice


Excerpt of D.A. Pupa's

"The Magician"

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