• Who?

    Nicholas J. Johnson is an Australian author, entertainer, magician and collector of scams.
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  • Where?

    Found out about having Nicholas J. Johnson at your next function.
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  • What?

    Chasing The Ace, Nicholas' debut novel, is now on sale at a bookseller near you.
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Nicholas's debut novel out July 2014.

Joel Fitch has watched every twist-happy movie there is about con men, and he thinks he knows it all. Now, the teenager is going to take everything he’s learned from the screen and finally get his. He’s going to be a master con artist.

Richard Mordecai is a real-life swindler. But, at the end of a long career of lies and betrayal, Richard is tired and jaded. He’s ready to retire.

Until he meets Joel.

They form an uneasy partnership and Joel soon finds himself thrust into a world of bottom dealers and fraudsters. And when the pair accidentally scam the wrong mark, they have to draw on every last trick to get themselves free and walk away with the money ... and hopefully their dignity.

Read the first chapter....