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“One night," Reich muttered. “And then? His plans?" “I don't know. Apparently D'
Courtney is planning some form of drastic action—" “Against me!" Reich growled.
“Perhaps. According to Qkins, D'Courtney is under some kind of violent strain ...
“Still alive," Reich cried exultantly. D'Courtney stepped toward Reich, smiling, his
arms outstretched as though welcoming a prodigal son. Alarmed again, Reich
growled: “Are you deaf2" The old man shook his head. “You speak English," ...
Reich growled. With iron nerve he returned to the bathroom, washed off the salt
and blood, and sprayed his back with coagulant. He dressed, had his coffee, and
descended to the Staging Hall where, after a savage skirmish with the peeper ...
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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.