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In his compelling first novel, Stephen Woodworth introduces a fascinating new twist on crime fiction. Witnesses are often crucial to criminal investigations, and the members of the North American Afterlife Communications Corps are powerful witnesses indeed. A genetic anomaly, marked by their startling violet eyes, connects them to the World Beyond, giving them the ability to act as conduits for the souls of the dead. Their special gifts allow great artists to contribute to society long after their death...and they also allow murder victims to personally give the evidence that will convict their killers!
The Violets are extremely rare. Including children, there are fewer than 200 in North America. But someone wants to thin their ranks even further. In the past three months, seven Violets have disappeared. Some have contacted fellow conduits to confirm their deaths at the hands of an assailant who is somehow able to hide all traces of identity -- even from the Violets themselves! While most people regard the Violets with fear or awe, one man -- FBI agent Dan Atwater -- takes seriously his new assignment: to guard Natalie Lindstrom as she struggles to see the killer who wants to close her violet eyes forever.
Fascinating characters and a fast-paced plot make this novel a remarkable debut. Sue Stone