"fine special mental powers romance"
Dr. Holland "Holly" Banks has a successful psychiatric
practice as the chief of Century Psychiatric Hospital and
the President of the Schizophrenia Research Foundation.
However, as the world seems to be falling apart, her own
environs appear in worse shape as she hears voices in her
head that drives her crazy because she is either losing her
mind or is possessed.
Jeff McQueen seeks Holly's help because he hears voices
inside his head and worries that he is losing his mind. He
becomes her patient and shockingly they give each other
relief from the voices as together they somehow can silence
the noise especially when they touch. Almost as surprising
the duo also can hear each other's every thought.
Holly soon learns that she shares this gift with hundreds
of people who are the voices in her head. However, Holly
is unaware that someone is working with a senator to
genetically manipulate this group to insure a future world
of no lies controlled by this Congressman and his
associates. As they fall in love and find comfort in each
other's arms, Holland and Jeff try to stop the senator from
destroying the world, as they know it.
Though psychic control seems old with collectives like the
Borg and the Damned and Corn children, Susan Squires
provides a powerful refreshing tale. The lead couple is a
delight, as few protagonists need each other as much as
does. The metamorphosis from enemies to co-dependents to
love is beautifully told. Though the senator seems too
weak as a villain to pull off his dastardly plot, fans will
believe Ms. Squires pulled off her clever plot.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 24, 2003