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We're going to play a wonderful old game; and we're going to play it in the dark."
The company cheered up as the overhead lights began to dim and disappear.
The dais still blazed, and in the light, Maria produced a tattered volume. Reich's ...
He— She turned and shot a terror-stricken glance over her shoulder. Again that
lightning flash of yellow hair, dark eyes, dark brows, wild beauty. She leaped to
her feet, darted out of his sodden grasp, ran to the jewelled door, flung it open
“Wandering alone in the dark, eh? Come on." He gripped Tate's shaking elbow
and marched him toward the projection room. As he walked he called plaintively:
"Hey... Where is everybody? Maria! Ma-ri-aaa! Where's everybody?" Tate emitted
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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.