A very visual version of the "detective" theme that is perfect for stage, parlor, and closeup. Adding another card allows this to become a sandwich effect. The deck can be borrowed, shuffled, and card signed.
A Jack of Spades is removed from a borrowed deck. Someone selects a card and the card is very visibly returned to the center of the deck. The card may be signed, and the deck may be shuffled. The Jack is then placed face up on the deck, the magician passes his hand over the card, and it vanishes. But it fails to return to the top of the deck. The deck is then spread and the Jack is found directly beneath the chosen card.
Full handling, script, and staging for parlor/stage is explained.
BONUS: A very tiny change (adding 1 card) allows this to become a sandwich effect.
1st edition 2022, PDF 22 pages + video of swivel fan palm 43s.
word count: 3096 which is equivalent to 12 standard pages of text