Victoria Laurie gives us number 14 in her “Psychic Eye” mysteries, which follow the adventures of psychic Abby Cooper, who’s now a consultant for the FBI. Abby is sent to San Diego on a mission: to train FBI officers to use their intuition. After a somewhat rocky start, Abby faces her first real challenge. Assist in tracking down a bank robbery gang who’s made off with loads of cash but left no real clues. Her sixth sense leads her to a tract of land, but instead of clues she gets a vision of dead bodies. A search turns up some bones form an Indian tribe, and Abby’s dismissed from the case. She and her trusty sidekick Candace can’t shake the feeling, though, that something bad is going to go down, and that something is tied to the bank robbery case. So, of course, Abby and Candace start to investigate.
After 14 adventures, Abby still remains fresh and amusing, a credit to Laurie’s writing style. Laurie knows how to craft an ingenious plot, and this one will keep readers in suspense till the last page. Four stars! ROCCO LOTEMPIO
In Victoria Laurie’s new Psychic Eye mystery, Abby Cooper learns that following the money often leads to murder . . .
Professional psychics learn to deal with skeptics, but Abby has to prepare herself for one steep uphill battle when she’s sent to San Diego to help train FBI officers to use their intuition. Her first challenge: a series of bank robberies in which the thieves made off with loads of cash but left no clues.
Abby’s sixth sense leads her team to a tract of land recently cleared for development. But instead of finding clues to the cash, Abby gets a vision of four buried bodies. A site search turns up some bones and pottery from an American Indian tribe, but that’s still enough to delay construction for years.
With a furious developer and dubious FBI agents on her back, Abby is losing credibility fast. But unlike the best laid plans, Abby’s talent rarely leads her astray. And if the bodies aren’t there yet, that means that four deaths can still be stopped. She’ll just have to dig a little deeper . . .