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Jove, Aug 2004, 6.99, 384 pp.
ISBN: 0515138096

Dr. Whitney had experimented on Dahlia La Blanc when she was four years old resulting in amplifying her psychic gifts and her inability to relate to people. Part of Dahlia's people disconnect is due to her realization as a young child that adults feared her as a powerful mental freak, but also because she absorbs their emotional charges that she can only release through a violent discharge.

Years later, Dahlia recovered stolen intelligence information for the Feds, but for the most part lives a hermit's existence avoiding people because excitement on her part leads to dangerous infernos. Someone assaults her swampy home and kills her caretakers, but has not attained the final objective yet when Nicholas Trevane of "ghostwalkers" arrives at the battlefield seeking Dahlia; he too is a by-produce of the Whitney experiments. They must work in tandem to uncover who amongst their teammates has turned traitor, but the attraction between Dahlia and Nicholas is so great, she fears she will combust and take a city with her.

MIND GAME is an exciting paranormal romance that not only stars two delightfully unique characters with an interesting relationship dilemma (sort of like Ladyhawke) and the return of the stars of SHADOW GAME enhance the action.

Harriet Klausner
The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Romance    -   Yes Romance plotlets:    -   two lovers coping with tough mission Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   finding an assassin (political) Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   coping with mental/magical powers Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   spy Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

Earth setting:    -   current (early 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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