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Qkins blocked pretty carefully." “I understand." “Craye D'Courtney arrives from
Mars on the 'Astra' next Wednesday morning. He will go at once to Maria
Beaumont's town house where he will be a secret and hidden guest for exactly
one night .
“And that's your whole trouble," Qkins grunted, tearing out a clump of rubbery red.
It changed colors in prismatic hysteria and emitted a plaintive wail which proved it
was neither weed nor Glow-wort but the disconcerting Pussy-Willow of Venus.
A pretty red-headed girl jostled through the crowd and Smirked: “Here I am, Dr.
Qkins." “Well, don't preen yourself, because I labelled you." Qkins frowned at her
and continued on the TP level: "You're delighted with yourself because you're a ...
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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.