At the opening of Krentz's disappointing latest featuring the Arcane Society-a covert organization devoted to paranormal research-costume shop owner Raine Tallentyre hears voices: in her deceased aunt's home in Shelbyville, Wash., she discovers and rescues a potential serial killer victim, and locks in on the disturbed killer's vibes. Raine's aunt also heard voices, but was also known as the town nut; Raine thus hesitates in going public. Meanwhile, Zack Jones is a PI hired by the Arcane Society: he gets a visceral sense of crimes with visions, but tracks Raine because of the secret research her father was doing on a special formula that enhances paranormal powers. Raine, meanwhile, has always believed that her father was killed by a member of the Society-one of Zack's relatives in fact-and is wary of Zack's motives. Krentz, who wrote the Arcane Society novel Second Sightas Amanda Quick, knows how to make sparks fly among the gifted, but this outing feels comparatively flat. The paranormal elements don't coalesce with the boy-meets-girl story. A repetitious dwelling on Raine's past, whereby potential partners were creeped out by her abilities, is a less serious flaw than the way the denouement makes use of them. (Jan.)Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information
A woman who hears voices. A man who sees visions. A killer who may elude them both.
Gifted with the unnerving psychometric ability to feel past, violent thoughts and feelings of others and hear them as voices in her head, Raine Tallentyre has used her "intuition" to solve crimes but has learned the hard way not to share the whole truth. Zack Jones, a psychic mirror talent and private investigator, contacts her for help in stopping the evil Nightshade cabal in its deadly quest for power, and she encounters a man who actually understands and shares her abilities-and is drawn into a passionate, heart-stopping, multilayered adventure that takes all of their combined strength to survive. A crazed, witch-burning serial killer, a creative batch of lethal psychics, and exquisitely paired soulmates head the cast of a "sizzlingly" chilling story that takes readers on another incredible journey into the riveting world of the Arcane Society. Krentz (White Lies) continues her action-packed psychic paranormal series, which includes stories set in both late Victorian England (under her Amanda Quick pseudonym) and modern-day America. She lives in Seattle.
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