"Exciting romantic thriller"
In the past eighteen months, he has kidnapped a dozen
victims during a twenty-four hour period, holds them for
ransom and when the money is paid, he kills them anyway.
The victims have a clock showing how long they have to
live. This serial kidnapper and killer leaves no clues and
it is only recently that the authorities have detected his
The circus comes to Golden, South Carolina with one of the
attractions being clairvoyant and precognitive
fortuneteller Samantha Burke. When her prediction about
the kidnapping and death of one of its victims comes true,
the sheriff suspects her. Lucas Jordan, a psychic on Noah
Bishop's FBI Special Crime Unit, knows that Sam can tell
the future because they were once romantically involved.
Together they must find the killer before Samantha's
vision of the future comes true. Lucas is the only one who
can find him due to his special psychic ability but he
doesn't know that the killer has specifically picked him
for the ultimate cat-and-mouse game.
A unit of psychics in the FBI is made plausible by Kay
Hooper's original and unique storytelling abilities. The
romance between the two protagonists is also original
because she nags and he closes himself off from her, which
makes for some very refreshing scenes. The mystery is well
thought out and realistic because unfortunately the killer
sometimes wins in this macabre game he created. Kay Hooper
once again delivers an exciting romantic thriller.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted July 9, 2004
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 19, 2007