Ms. Thurman has an unerring ability to create defensive, tortured characters who are distilled into sarcastic self-reliant and resilient larger-than-life heroes. The horrific events that form the prickly and snarky Jack make him into yet another memorable character who manages to kick butt despite his understandable antipathy towards projectile weapons. This action packed tale of twists and turns examines the difficulty of identifying absolute truth despite having what some might view as an unfair advantage of being able to use psychic abilities to identify a wealth of information. A delightfully twisty tale that has its share of gutwrenching scenes and poignant moments which make it an enthralling read that will grab your attention with the first paragraph and take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions which make you happy to reach the end unscathed yet anxious to start on another journey immediately. Hopefully there will be more tales set in this mesmerizing world.
“All Seeing Eye” by Rob Thurman is a mesmerizing suspense novel that explores the use of psychic phenomena in a harsh society. Jackson Lee’s childhood is destroyed with the death of his younger sister Tess and the horrific aftermath that stems from that event. His very real psychic power fails to protect his family from destruction but he never loses his desire to rescue Tess’ twin sister and provide a better life for her. He parlays his talent for psychometry (the ability to determine information from inanimate objects) into a career but suddenly is drawn into a mysterious government project that threatens to disrupt his existence and forces him to face things that he would much rather avoid even as it edges into a life-threatening experiment. The wall that he has erected around his emotions may not be sufficient to protect him from the inimical force that threatens to destroy him but paradoxically its destruction may allow him to live again.
The New York Times bestselling author of the Cal Leandros series delivers a bold new supernatural thriller where one man’s extraordinary abilities come with an equally phenomenal cost.
Picking up a small, pink shoe from the grass forever changed young Jackson Lee’s life. Not only did its presence mean that his sister Tessa was dead—murdered and stuffed in the deep, black water of a narrow well—but the shoe itself told him so. Tessa’s death triggers an even more horrific family massacre that, combined with this new talent he neither wants nor can handle, throws Jack’s life into a tailspin. The years quickly take him from state homes to the streets to grifting in a seedy carnival, until he finally becomes the cynical All Seeing Eye, psychic-for-hire. At last, Jackson has left his troubled past behind and found a semblance of peace.
That is, until the government blackmails him. After Jackson is forced to help the military contain the aftermath of a bizarre experiment gone violently wrong, everything he knows about himself will change just as suddenly as it did with his little sister’s shoe.
And while change is constant . . . it’s never for the better.