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I doubt if anyone but a 1st can tell you, and naturally you would not dare to
consult another after this conference." "For God's sake, man! Are you going to
help me?" "No, Mr. Reich." Tate smiled malevolently. "That's my little weapon. It
keeps us on a parity basis. Balance of power, you understand. Mutual
dependence ensures mutual faith. Criminal but peeper . . . that's me." 00 LIKE
ALL UPPER-GRADE ESPERS, Lincoln Powell. Ph.D. 1, lived in a private house.
It was not a question of ...
I tell you, you're dead." "Wait a minute, Powell. Wait! "The mannequin face was
twitching with terror. "The Guild takes confession into account. Confession before
the fact. I'll give you everything right now. Everything. It was an aberration. I'm
sane now. Tell the Guild. When you get mixed up with a damned psychotic like
Reich, you fall into his pattern. You identify yourself with it. But I'm out of it. Tell the
Guild. Here's the whole picture . . . He came to me with a nightmare about a Man
Tell him to come down here right away." "No, Reich ..." He shook her. "Listen to
me, frab-head. Bastion West is owned by the D'Courtney Cartel. Now that old D'
Courtney's dead, I'm going to own the cartel, which means I'll own Bastion. I'll
own this house. I'll own you, Chooka. You want to stay in business? Call Powell!"
She stared at his livid face, feebly peeping him, slowly realizing that what he said
was true. "But I got no excuse, Reich." "Wait a minute. Wait a minute." Reich
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - longhorndaniel - LibraryThing
really enjoyed this unique use of sci-fi with phycology twisted in; also like how he used Ecclesiastes hint plus the other multiple references he makes to a variety of things throughout Read full review
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In a future where the law is staffed by telepaths, how can you plot a murder? Ben Reich thinks he’s found a way. Does he succeed? You’ll have to read the book to find out, and I envy anyone their first reading of this classic of science fiction. Read full review