It touches all our lives; our triumphs and tragedies, our proudest achievements, our most traumatic disasters. Alloyed of love and fear, death and fire and the inscrutable acts of the gods, insurance is indeed the force that binds the universe together.

Hardly surprising, therefore, that Frank Carpenter, one of the foremost magical practitioners of our age, felt himself irresistibly drawn to it. Until, that is, he met Jane, a high-flying corporate heroine with an annoying habit of falling out of trees and getting killed. Repeatedly.

It’s not long before Frank and Jane find themselves face to face with the greatest enigma of our times: When is a door not a door? When it’s a mousetrap.

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Reader Reviews


Highly amusing ... Eloquently snarky prose—Publishers Weekly
Tom Holt's comic fantasy is a great, uplifting read, fit to grace any reader's book collection—Waterstoneâ??s Books Quarterly
Inventively entertaining ...make you both laugh out loud and stop and think—SFX
Holt's quirky characters and whimsical voice successfully infuse life into this entertaining romantic comedy—Publishers Weekly
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