FORESEE NO EVIL.
Freelancing for the Atlanta PD isn’t exactly a secure career; my job’s been on the line almost as much as my life. But it’s a paycheck, and it keeps me from falling back into the drug habit. Plus, things are looking up with my sometimes-partner, Cherabino, even if she is still simmering over the telepathic Link I created by accident.
When my ex, Kara, shows up begging for my help, I find myself heading to the last place I ever expected to set foot in again—Guild headquarters—to investigate the death of her uncle. Joining that group was a bad idea the first time. Going back when I’m unwanted is downright dangerous.
Luckily, the Guild needs me more than they’re willing to admit. Kara’s uncle was acting strange before he died—crazy strange. In fact, his madness seems to be slowly spreading through the Guild. And when an army of powerful telepaths loses their marbles, suddenly it’s a game of life or death.…
Adam Ward, Level Eight telepath and beleaguered Atlanta police department freelancer, is back, in Hughes's hard-hitting, tightly written third Mindspace Investigations novel (after Sharp). Opening with a gruesome murder scene, the plot rolls into motion with a frantic message from Adam's ex-fianc e, Kara, about the suspicious death of her uncle, who ranked highly in the Telepathic Guild. Adam's life is also complicated by his tenuous, yet emotionally charged relationship with detective Isabella Cherabino, with whom he unwittingly created a telepathic link, earning her well-deserved mistrust. As Adam dubiously agrees to look into Kara's uncle's death, he is immediately hurtled back into the Guild's ceaseless power struggles and a chaotic world being rocked by the threat of a contagious madness. Powered by incisive writing, conflicted characters, and strong plotting, this effort solidifies Hughes's place on the urban fantasy shelves.