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There was a roar of exultant laughter and applause, followed by a multiple
whisper of cloth drawn across skin. Occasionally there came the sound of a rip,
then muttered exclamations and more laughter. Reich was invisible at last. He
had half ...
At that moment he heard the sound of distant laughter . . . a sour laugh.
Quizzard's laugh. Reich stepped quickly to the twisted ramp and followed the
sound of the laughter to a plush door hung open on brass hinges and deep set in
PLEASE!" A click, and another gargoyle began in another language. Powell burst
out laughing. “You ought to be ashamed of yourself," a girl said behind him.
Without turning, Powell replied: “I'm sorry. “No Loud Talking or Laughter.' But don'
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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.