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Jove, Sep 2003, 6.99, 352 pp.
ISBN: 0515135968

Research scientist Peter Whitney leads a special military project in which volunteer soldiers receive enhanced psychic abilities so that can serve as secret weapons. However, something is not quite right and after one year, the “ghostwalkers” as they are called are held as prisoner of war detainees unable to see one another. Some have died, but their leader Captain Ryland Miller communicates telepathically with his troops. Peter wants to save the men so he brings his psychic scientist daughter Lily on as part of the staff. However, the military liaison Colonel Higgins wants the process finished or else.

Ryland and Lily communicate via thought waves and though she is able to calm the angry officer down, they also share mounting fear and worry. Not long afterward, someone murders Peter, whose last mental message to his daughter is to save the men. Lily and Ryland join forces unaware that she, not he is the prime target and their mental attraction blooms into a love for another.

This is an exciting military science fiction romantic suspense tale that never slows down until the final confrontation. The story line is fast-paced and loaded with action though the colonel's animosity seems unnecessary as he would still support continuation of the program if a special weapon can be created. Still readers will need time to finish SHADOW GAME in one sitting.

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 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Romance    -   Yes Romance plotlets:    -   two lovers coping with tough mission Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes magical powers:    -   telepath (scifi) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   scientist 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 How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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