If you are a fan of "Men in Black," "X-Files" or "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," this
hilarious and outlandish tale will be right up your alley. Combining alien
possession, offbeat humor and outrageous exploits, OUT OF THE BLUE is a
distinctive, unique piece of entertainment.

At first Maryellen Caswell thinks she's dreaming. Then she believes she's losing her mind. How else can she explain hearing an irate male voice in her head, a voice that also seems to be controlling her body? As outlandish as it seems, Maryellen is suddenly sharing her body with a visitor from another world.

Sub Commander Ur Targon realizes that his project has been sabotaged. What should have been a transference into a dying human turned into a transference into a very live human female. Targon is investigating Subversive Government Agencies, whose job it is to uncover dangerous anti-government plots. Targon isn't sure why he is on Earth, (or as his people call it Styrex Three), but something subversive must be brewing. However, his first order of business is finding a new body so that Targon can get out of this agitated and uncooperative female.

Fearing insanity, Maryellen is determined to get mental help. Unfortunately her attempts only bring this strange duo to the attention of the FBI, the CDC and a relentless UFO group. If they are to survive, Maryellen and Targon had better start cooperating.

(Feb., 352 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith