Walker’s return to her FBI psychic unit is a great read, with minor parts played by some of our old friends. The storyline is compelling, the psychic part does not strain credulity, the characters are terrific and it even looks like there are more stories to come in this series. It doesn’t get much better than this!
FBI agent Joss Crawford is a psychic mirror. He can link to another talent and “borrow” their gifts. This makes him the perfect agent to insert into a dangerous undercover mission, despite the fact that the “borrowing” process is horribly painful. This time he is synced with a super talent who is only a child. Just as he is trying to control the talent lurching and foaming through his brain, he senses that the woman he has been looking for and dreaming about his entire life is enmeshed in this evil underground slave ring — and not as a slave. Drucella has been undercover for two long years, trying to bring the slave ring down. Just when she thinks she can’t go on, especially since she can only access memories by touching the person she is trying to read, she is reminded of the screaming victims who need rescue. She cannot lose sight of her goal now, even though when Dru and Joss meet, there is an instant déjà vu connection and a huge attraction. Any lapse of attention to the mission could mean exposure and death. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Feb., 384 pp., $15.00)