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The fact that Reich's secretary had sent an advance telepathic announcement of
the visit made no difference to him. “I have allotted ten minutes per applicant for
my final screening interview," the Chief was snapping to an assistant. "Six per ...
ning to take on the aspect of a fabulous new form of entertainment. Through the
buzz and the laughter, Powell felt the iron elbows of a rigid telepathic block. He
recognized those elbows and permitted his astonishment to show. “Gus! Gus
For every credit of that rich old uncle in Paris. . . FOr . . ." “Why, damn me! The
woman's a peeper!" Chooka stiffened. Her mouth hung open. "You're receiving
me, aren't you, Chooka Frood?" The telepathic answer came in frightened
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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.