A Mindspace Investigations Novel, #1

This is an excellent start on a series. Mr. Hughes is playing on words, actions, and philosophies as character after character parades by testing the reader’s knowledge on meanings within meanings. It seems crazy, and that’s because it is. The main character, is a telepath who’s an addict working for the police, and trying to stay clean. This is someone who’s previous employer used his talents, got him hooked on drugs, then dismissed him like garbage, and watched him crash. Very humane, yet this guy shows how getting hooked can be fast/easy, getting detoxed is hard, while staying sober is the harshest reality of all.

There are so many twists, turns, and double-crossings it was hard to keep up with this telepath. This man is in no man’s land as he can’t go back to his previous employers, isn’t trusted by his current employers, his coworkers view him with constant suspicions regarding his drug past and current situations, and has no family nor friends except his sponsor. This is a guy who can read a person with a simple touch. His job as an interviewer is over and above what others can do in order to close crime cases. This telepath can read people well yet fails to read himself as a man with plenty. The ending is incredible and caught me unawares. I’m going to be first in line for the next novel in this Mindspace Investigations series as I’m eager for more.

Book Blurb for Clean

In a dark future Atlanta, a disgraced telepath must stop of serial killer who murders with the mind. Can our hero stay on the wagon long enough to lead the police to the killer?

The book is about temptation, responsibility, murder, and having something to prove.

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2012 4.00