It was the most dangerous trick a magician could do, and each night Oriental conjurer Lee Yong Soo performed the death-defying effect with consummate skill. But there were many who had become his enemies - who might even want him dead - and one night as he reached the climax of his performance, something went wrong....
The Man Who Defied Death is a thrilling look at the world of magic and magicians in the early days of the twentieth century. This was the golden era of magic with performers like Houdini, Thurston and Blackstone performing their illusions throughout the world. And just like the performance of a master illusionist, it is a story in which things may not always be what they seem to be.