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“Gus! Gus Tate!" “Oh. Hello, Powell." “You? Lurking & Slinking?" “Gus?" Beck
popped out. "Here? I never tagged him." “What the devil are you hiding for?"
Chaotic response of anger, chagrin, fear of lost reputation, self-deprecation,
Gus Tate, an expert himself, but needing help on a similar patient of his own, he
said. If Tate needed help, you reasoned, Reich certainly would need help."
Powell was so upset he spoke aloud. “Well how about that peeper!" “How about
Little Gus Tate was Reich's expert. Little Gus laid it out for him. He pumped you
and turned his information over to a killer. Good old Gus. What price the Esper
Pledge now?" “What price Demolition!” (ākins answered fiercely. From
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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.