Not a charlatan’s trick, the mind-reading capabilities described in Lee’s series debut, as well as some of the other aspects of mind control, are frightening to consider. Perfect special effects highlight this action-adventure novel that is a thrill ride from beginning to end.
In his peaceful seaside town, the last thing Sam Dryden expects during a nighttime run on the boardwalk is a literal run-in with a young girl — and he certainly doesn’t anticipate the heavily armed men trying to kill her. Although retired, his special ops training kicks in and he begins evasive maneuvers. Finding momentary safety, he discovers the girl, Rachel, only remembers the last two months of her life and she can read minds. After Sam understands who Rachel is running from, he knows the lengths to which they will go to retrieve her. But is her unknown past even more dangerous than their pursuers? (MINOTAUR, Feb., 336 pp., $24.99)