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The humor departed from his mouth. The friendliness disappeared from his deep
dark eyes. An expression of shocked indignation appeared on his face. “Beck,"
he snapped. His voice cracked through the echoing hall. There was dead silence
As a result of that conversation, an anonymous person with a sour voice phoned
Wilson Jordan and casually attempted to purchase Dr. Jordan's interest in the
Drake estate on Callisto for a small sum. The sour voice sounded suspicious to
broke off, and seconds later he heard her calling Kingston Hospital, using a
guarded voice. “Let her start explaining about the stars," Reich muttered, halfway
between anger and terror. He finished his toilette and came out into the bedroom.
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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.