James Lewis, forced to leave New York City and give up a great job, has also changed his name. Having found and married the woman of his dreams, he's finally happy. He's also made some great friends, Sands and Patty. The visions continue to evolve and change and James adapts to those changes. Now, he sees images through the window's pane.His priority is to ensure that Danny and his new family are safe. With that in mind, James teaches them the self-defense skills he learned in Roussillon and New York. They quickly learn the techniques, but will it actually help? Nate Potter is still a threat and The Rodante Group has found James in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Window's Pane, the third book in The Vision Chronicles series, follows Kaleidoscope and Spyglass. It picks up where Spyglass left off with the next eight weeks in this slice-of-life, paranormal thriller.
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In this third book of the Vision Chronicles, hero, James (Mike) Lewis is in a Mexican prison, arrested for public fighting. He was followed into Mexico by his wife's violent stalker, Nate Potter. Hoping to get Nate arrested, James allows Nate to hurt him. Big mistake, because the Mexican police interpret his injuries as evidence that James has been fighting. James is starved and tortured for several days, but is released thanks to the testimony of his Mexican friends/business partners who rally on his behalf. Up to this point, the book is interesting. But when James is back in the States, the pace slows to a crawl. About 3/4th's of the remainder of the book is a nice story about the perfect lives that are possible if you have money and can convince the people you love to accept your largesse. James and Sands are rich. And between the two of them, they make all their loved ones' dreams come true, treat their growing number of employees as family and train them in self-defense at their request in a custom-built dojo. All the employees and family members are women and they all worship James for his wisdom, generosity and self-defense expertise. Very nice, but very boring. The title "Window's Pane" refers to how James sees his visions. Instead of seeing them as a kaleidoscope or through a spyglass, he now sees them as if looking through a window pane. At the end of the book, the author provides a hook to get the reader to read the next book in the series. Alas, I have thrown the hook. While "Kaleidoscope" was great and "Spyglass" was good, "Window's Pane" was dull. I can't recommend this book.
Window's Pane (The Vision Chronicles Book 3) by Chariss K. Walker is an intriguing book. I gave it five stars. It continues where Spyglass, The Vision Chronicles Book 2 stopped. After Nate rammed his truck, they got into an altercation where James and he were both arrested in spite of witnesses telling that Nate was the instigator. Nate had guns and drugs in the trunk of his car. They were thrown into a Mexican jail. "The single cell was only one of many in a row of possibly 20 others. It was difficult to tell in the dim light of the building. It could’ve been 30 or even a 100 more. Each one was filled to capacity and a low murmur of despair and sorrow seeped through the bars like fog. I’d heard stories about the fighting that often breaks out in jail or prison, but these poor souls were too dejected and miserable to fight among themselves or cause any problems." Danny worked to locate James and when she discovered he was in prison, did everything she could to get him released. Meanwhile, he was being tortured regularly and weakening. After Danny and six of James' friends formed a group and talked to the jailer, El Capitán Rodriguez, he was finally released. When he was home Danny called Joe & then later James was able to talk with him. "James was glad to hear Joe’s voice. So glad, in fact, that he choked up when he heard the slightly slow, southern drawl. Joe might’ve lived in New York for over 25 years, but he’d never lose the dialect from Vicksburg, Mississippi. Joe waited while James struggled with his emotions." After his return to Las Cruces, the dojo was complete and he started teaching Danny, Patty and Sands self defense techniques. He also had brief therapy to help him relieve the bitterness from being unjustly imprisoned. I received a complimentary copy from the Author. That did not change my opinion for this review. I look forward to reading Windows All Around (The Vision Chronicles Book 4).