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Johnny Smith is a popular high school teacher. After a terrible car accident he is left in a coma. He awakes 41/2 years later with the ability to see past and future things about people that he has physical contact with. His main fear through these visions are centered on a local politician and his illegal activities.
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The review of this Book prepared by Jeremy Bys

On the basis of some knowledge of the Shoah, the main character, who can read minds and foresee the future, discovers that a candidate to the Senate will be the President of the US and start the total nuclear holocaust. How can he stop him or prevent that outcome? Beautiful conscience that evil has to be stopped in the men who carry it.
The review of this Book prepared by Jacques COULARDEAU

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 40%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%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 Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   election campaign 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:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scholar    -   teacher Age:    -   20's-30's If magical mental powers:    -   can see into the future


Earth setting:    -   20th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths    -   explicit references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed    -   some scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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