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and blood and—No. Wait. I—" He stopped short and shook his head like a bull
trying to cast off a halter of delirium. "Ben," D'Courtney whispered in horror. “
Listen, Ben ..." “You've been at my throat for ten years. There was room enough
“Wait a minute, Powell. Wait!" The mannequin face was twitching with terror. “The
Guild takes confession into account. Confession before the fact. I'll give you
everything right now. Everything. It was an aberration. I'm sane now. Tell the
Wait a minute." Reich thought, then yanked the knife-pistol from his pocket and
shoved it into Chooka's hands. “Show him this. Tell him the D'Courtney girl left it
here." “What is it?" “The gun that killed D'Courtney." “For the love of Reich!" Reich
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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.