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Reich smiled as he arose to go. 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?
He smiled at Reich. Reich smiled back. Spontaneously, they shook hands. “Do
you take everybody off guard like this, Reich?" “The secret of my success," Reich
grinned. He understood Powell's meaning. They were en rapport. “Well, don't let
He smiled and the milk-white eyes disappeared in folds of skin. “I still got that
idea." “Then I'll tell you right now who'll buy from you. A man named Lincoln
Powell. Trouble is, I don't know what he'd pay." “Whatever it is, I don't want it,"
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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.