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That's why I'm keeping Barbara D'Courtney in my house. She'll be safe here." "
She'll be safe in Kingston Hospital." “But not quiet enough for the work I've got to
do." * 2°. “She's got the detailed picture of the murder locked up in her hysteria.
Barbara D'Courtney's hysterical recall of the death of her father was susceptible
of two interpretations. Either Reich had killed D'Courtney, or merely been a
witness to D'Courtney's suicide. Old Man Mose would insist on that being cleared
And again a door of the Orchid Suite burst open to reveal Barbara D'Courtney in
a frost-white transparent dressing gown. And she and Reich feinted and dodged
until Reich suddenly blew the back of D'Courtney's head out with a shot through ...
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I was set to give this story five stars throughout most of the book, but the ending threw me off. Way off.
The majority of the story is a detective story; we follow a crime from the angle of the perpetrator, and the investigating police officer. The caper is made all that much more exciting by the existence of people with esp, known as peepers, of which our investigator is one, and our perpetrator is not. A thrilling game of mouse and peeper cat made the book a quick read, and fun to follow. The inclusion of the catchy lyrics the perpetrator has purposely stuck in his head to keep himself from leaking his crime to the psychics around him interspersed throughout the dialog and action was a great touch that really increased the tension through certain parts of the story.
The conclusion however, I felt turned suddenly to a different tone altogether. The plot became less understandable, and the ending somewhat preachy. I suddenly got the impression that the author wrote the whole book as a means to state the exposition. Five stars until the last thirty pages or so.