The Stranger by Eric James Fullilove Review

Bantam Spectra, Nov., 1997.
Paperback, 249 pages.
ISBN: 0553575767.
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In The Stranger, Eric Fullilove continues the intriguing saga of telepath Jenny Sixa who, with her unusual ability to look inside the minds of humans whether alive or dead, is a great asset in a police investigation. For Jenny, however, the work is exhausting and upsetting because of the violent images she gleans from the victims' minds about their deaths. After gaining great wealth from her last case, Jenny has retired to the life of a wealthy socialite rubbing shoulders with the elite and famous. When a teenage boy is found murdered, Jenny's old friend from the L.A.P.D. convinces her to come out of retirement to track the killer. But despite her impressive abilities, Jenny can sense nothing from the young man's mind at all. Even more disturbing are the thoughts of a predator who preys on women and who projects his thoughts of violence into Jenny's mind before each attack. As Jenny struggles to determine if there is a link between the dead boys and the Stranger in her mind she will discover a bizarre plot including a strange religious cult which could have cataclysmic repercussions for the entire human race.

The latest outing of Jenny Sixa is a fast-paced, action-packed adventure set in the mean streets of future L.A. South Central has been walled off and those with money and power rule the day. Jenny is an appealing and cynical character whose thoughts are intriguing for readers to share. With sharp characterizations and an exciting plot, The Stranger is a quick, entertaining read.

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