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At the moment when he was about to pull the trigger all the way back to the big D,
instinct stopped him again. Suddenly the booby-trap for Powell came to him. Kill
the girl inside the house. Seed her body with Detonation Bulbs and leave that ...
More than I ever dreamed." He stopped, turned and looked at Reich with blazing
eyes. “If I could kill you," he cried, "I'd twist your head off with my hands. I'd tear
you apart and hang you on a Galacti Gallows, and the Universe would bless me.
After a long pause, she said in a low voice: “Help, Barbara." He nodded again. “
Who shouted that?" “Why, it was—" Suddenly she stopped. “It wasn't Ben Reich.
He wouldn't be yelling for help. He didn't need help. Who did?" “My ... My father.
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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.