"Will appeal to fans of science fiction, mystery and romance"
After the Killing Times, Earth construct prisons on
terraformed asteroids like Planetoid Three to contain and
rehabilitate the most vicious killers. Jaguar, an empath
uses her psi skills works with the prisoners as a Teacher
and she has a phenomenal success rate with even the hard
core killers. Her latest case involves three women who went
on a killing spree and when she examines their records she
diagnoses them as suffering the affects of exposure to
Artenis compounds, the by-products of moon mining.
Moon mining has been suspended for two years pending the
outcomes of studies on women who miscarried, hemorrhaged
and even killed for no apparent reason after being exposed
to it. Lobbyists are trying to get the repeal lifted but
Jaguar and her boss Alex can prove that exposure to Artenis
compounds caused the women to kill. There are people
including one of the administrators of the prison
planetoids who are willing to kill Alex and Jaguar to
prevent them from making their concerns public.
It has been too long since the latest Jaguar Adam's science
fiction mystery has been published but it has been well
worth the wait. Both the heroine and her wannabe lover Alex
get caught up in a criminal conspiracy and it takes the
fighting nature of the protagonist that gives them a chance
against their enemies in a final confrontation that is
explosive. A LUNATIC FEAR has cross genre appeals to fans
of science fiction, mystery and romance. B.A. Chepaitis is
a terrific world-builder who creates characters readers
will root for.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted August 22, 2004
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 24, 2007