"When Anna and Ian search for a killer, they also find love"
He is from a race of people who secretly live among humans.
Best known as the Chameleon, he hides his identity using
his powers and he feeds his powers by absorbing the life
force of others. Some, like the council and his self-
righteous enemy, the Hawk, would call him a psychic vampire.
Anna Stanfield has blocked her psychic abilities since a
disaster when she was young. Currently as a college
professor, she teaches that there are other explanations
for ESP. Her disagreement over this with her sister had
caused them to lead separate lives. Now her sister is in an
unexplained coma and a strange investigator is asking her
to use her powers to find her sister's attacker. How can
she believe that her sister's condition is because of an
encounter with a so-called psychic vampire? Is this FBI
Agent here to help her or use her for his own purposes? Who
can she trust -- the Chameleon can be almost anyone. Even
more worrisome are her dreams. She is next on this killer's
FBI agent Ian McGregory has tracked the Chameleon for
years. Since his father's death, Ian, also known as the
Hawk, has been THE PROTECTOR for their people. He will
continue to do his duty even if he has to use Anna to stop
the Chameleon's rampage. He stopped feeling hundreds of
years before, but Anna's struggle to save her sister and
use her previously denied powers stirs compassion and...
could it be love?
Anna and Ian find themselves working together but because
of the intense situation, ignore their growing attraction.
When the Chameleon forces them to make life-and-death
decisions, this attraction is recognized as finally grown
into love and both choose what they can do to protect the
other from the Chameleon.
I had difficulty placing the book aside because I cared
what happened to Ian and Anna and needed to continue
reading. I compliment Ms. Michaels on a well-written story,
as I did not figure the identity of the Chameleon until
near the same time as Ian and Anna. Good wins over evil, of
course and they are left facing their hereditary
differences to find a way to have a life together. You will
not want to leave Anna and Ian even at the end of their
This is an excellent romantic suspense story with a healthy
dose of psychic powers added to the plot. Their powers do
not overwhelm but blend to add spice to the story and make
the excitement and suspense even better. Even knowing they
will succeed; the story did not lose its intensity and the
pleasure upon conclusion. Although there is an element of
violence and horror, it is done in good taste and will not
offend most readers. Traditional suspense readers will
enjoy this fast-paced contemporary story and I highly
recommend it to non-traditional vampire readers.
Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted March 17, 2002