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He did not offer to shake hands. “Mr. Reich!" Tate called suddenly. Reich turned
at the door. “The screaming will continue. The Man With No Face is not a symbol
of murder." “What? Oh Christ! The nightmares? Still? You God damned peeper.
Not—" "You God damned bastard," Church said in a horribly soft voice, "You God
damned eater of slok, May you rot before you die. Get out of here. I want nothing
to do with you. Nothing! Understand?" "Not even my money?" Reich withdrew ...
The one that had blown the top of Craye D'Courtney's head out was still in place
under the hammer. “It isn't Demolition yet," Reich muttered. “Not by a damned
sight. No, by Christ, not by a damned sight!" He folded up the knife-pistol and
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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.