"Psychic link helps solve murder and strengthen love in futuristic world"

The Interplanetary Investigation Bureau (IIB) deals with problems the planetary governments cannot handle. IIB rookie investigator Dina Marlijn teams up with her favorite partner and veteran officer Jon Rzije to stop an unidentified killer from murdering more miners on planet Exodus. Jon is the only man who knows Dina's secret--that she's a telepath.

Dina is attacked and left for dead but is rescued by Rayn DeStar, mysterious leader of a band of desert outlaws and telepath from planet B'harata. She fears him as he is the prime suspect in the murder investigation and also his race is rumored to use mind control to force an individual to do their bidding. As Dina gets to know Rayn, she realizes he is not a murderer, but the suspects and political intrigue continue to draw them both into danger.

I enjoy futuristic settings and when hero/heroine overcome their differences and build trust as they struggle to end the crime spree. Their psychic link adds a dimension of closeness I found satisfying and I would recommend this book for an engaging read. The variety of characters with different agendas and motivations add to the suspense and romance that will appeal to mystery, romance and science fiction readers.

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Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted December 8, 2001


Rookie investigator Dina Marlijn's dream has come true. She's been assigned her first outworld homicide case with her favorite partner, Jon Rzije. Arriving on the tiny desert world of Exodus, Jon is the only man who knows Dina's secret -- that she's a telepath with powers dangerously close to those of the Dark Star dens, a telepathic race so hated they've been banned from Synergy Worlds as "Dark Outworlders." There's one secret Dina keeps even from Jon.

No one hates the dens more than Dina.

But soon after arriving, the dream investigation goes awry. Dina is attacked and left for dead, only to be rescued by Rayn DeStar, enigmatic leader of a band of desert misfits. An outlaw on Exodus, on the run from his own homeworld, Rayn is a dens.

Dina counters the seduction of Rayn's golden eyes by manipulating him into helping with her investigation, but soon she wonders who is exploiting whom? The telepathic "bond" she shares with Rayn draws her deeper and deeper into a web of desire, mistrust, and betrayal. Can listening to her heart extricate her from the lies surrounding her? Or will her longing to connect with a soul mate be the bait that lures her into the ultimate trap of deception?

Time is running out for Dina and Rayn, and the choices they must make will mean life or death for themselves and those around them....


(Dark Star: Book 1)
by Jaye Roycraft

March 1, 2001
Available: November 7, 2006
ISBN #1893896315
EAN #9781893896314
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