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Unwilling to run the risk of having Wilson Jordan, the physiologist who had
developed the Rhodopsin Ionizer for Monarch picked up and questioned by the
police; Reich phoned Keno Quizzard and devised a ruse to get Dr. Jordan off the
You can bet Quizzard wasn't there. Where in hell is ... Quizzard was supposed to
do that for me. He isn't in the ... “Quizzard!" Reich shouted. There was no answer.
“Keno Quizzard!" Still no answer. Reich ran halfway up the Al FR F D B E S T R R
“Keno Quizzard!" Still no answer. Reich ran halfway up the corridor, and then at a
venture tried a door. It opened to a narrow cubby entirely filled with an oval bed.
Reich tripped over the edge of the bed and fell. He crawled across the foam ...
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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.