He can hear a whisper across the block… and can't remember why.
Open your mind, to a city where mystery chases up and down office back stairways, turns brother against brother, and plays out on frozen sidewalks where lives may be shattered if the enemy even looks at the ragged man passing by in the crowd—and even that man cannot guess what memory will be next to batter his mind.
Paul was no detective, no thief, only a student trying to get some distance from his father and brother. When he found himself marked by the power to enhance his senses, he had only that treacherous gift and what few tricks he dared to teach himself, to search for some explanation—or at least the chance to give it meaning by exposing a few petty corruptions.
Paul thought if he lived in poverty to keep his existence secret from the world, at least nobody could force him to use that gift as a weapon against others. But just when he thought he was untouchable, the last thing he expected shakes his world and drags him into the perils of his family, his power, and two women who each have a different claim on his life.
As Paul begins to play cat and mouse with enemies he can't even name, he must break every rule that's kept him alive, in every frantic chase and every gamble he makes to break his family free. And all the while, he knows his greatest enemy may still be what lies behind his own secrets.
If you think you know everything a paranormal thriller can do, take a closer look.
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About the Author
Ken Hughes has been living for storytelling since his father first read him The Wind in the Willows, and everything from Stephen King’s edge to Hayao Miyazaki’s sense of wonder has only fed that fire. He has worked as a technical writer in Los Angeles at positions from medical research to online gaming to mission proposals for a flight to Mars. For more about his stories, his songs, and his Unified Writing Field Theory:
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the first paranormal mystery that I have read or reviewed, so I didn’t know what to expect. The paranormal activity was easy to understand, but the plot had so many twists and turns that I kept wishing for some back story. Of course this is a mystery, so that had to develop throughout the course of the book. While the book was well written and fast paced, I never felt grounded enough to feel at home with the story. Perhaps my unfamiliarity with the genre held me back. At the end, there was a resolution, but many issues remained open. Perhaps this is intentionally open ended, leading to future volumes in a series. Perhaps not. I can’t read the author’s mind.