"very exciting police procedural"
A serial killer in Atlanta has murdered six high profile
individuals. The athlete, attorney, college president,
newspaper columnist, public relations firm owner, and
former deputy mayor all complained of hearing voices that
no one else heard. After they died, the police saw the
same symbol marked on their chests. The police don't have
a clue as to the identity of the killer so when psychic
Monica Gaines offers her services to the police department,
City Councilman Edward Tallman forces them to use her.
Atlanta police detective Joe Bailey works in the bunco
squad and is well known for debunking paranormal cons. He
is assigned to work with homicide so he can make sure that
the psychic isn't pulling any con. He doesn't believe in
the paranormal. When Monica's clothing spontaneously
combusts and she has the serial killer's mark on her Joe is
still looking for a rational explanation. When Joe hears
the voice of his dead wife and lifts her prints in his
home, his belief system get rattled. Still he is
determined to find out who is doing these things and how it
is being done.
DEADLY VISIONS is a very exciting police procedural with
just the right touch of romance which is not at all
surprising since the author's mother is the New York Times
best-selling author Iris Johansen. The protagonist is a
single father nurturing his eleven-year-old daughter and
that immediately endears him to the audience. Fans hope
that the protagonist will give his former lover a chance at
beginning a new relationship. The who-done-it is cleverly
set up so that readers will finish the book in one sitting
to see who is playing head games with Joe.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 3, 2003