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Product Details

  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Quest by RCE; 1st edition (January 10, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932300961
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932300963
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,967,689 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Horror fiction's most original voice knows how to spin a tale that makes a reader double check the door locks and windows. It is at once smart and twisted. -- Gregg Olsen, New York Times Bestselling True-Crime Author

Rick R. Reed moves to the head of the graveyard with this bone-chilling story of a reluctant psychic, a pair of maniacal killers, and the slaughter of innocence. Fiendishly good! -- Victor J. Banis, author of Longhorns

About the Author

In their October 2006 issue, Unzipped magazine said about Rick R Reed: "You could call him the Stephen King of gay horror." His most recent published work includes a thriller about a serial killer using a gay hookup website to find his victims called IM (Quest Books, May 2007); a tragic vampire love story set in 1950s Greenwich Village and modern-day Chicago called In the Blood (Quest Books, September 2007); and a paranormal page-turner about a psychic reluctantly caught up in the murders of two teenage girls in her small western Pennsylvania town called Deadly Vision(Quest Books, January 2008). Other published novels include A Face Without a Heart (a modern-day version of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray), Penance, and Obsessed. His horror short story collection, Twisted: Tales of Obsession and Terror was published in April 2006. Upcoming novels include a sexy thriller called High Risk about a bored housewife who chooses a very handsome--and psychotic--stranger to come on to (Amber Quill Press, February 2008); a reincarnation love story called Orientation (Amber Quill Press, Spring 2008) that crosses boundary and sexual orientation lines; and Dead End Street, a young adult novel about five teenagers who form a Halloween Horror Club that takes place in a house that may or may not be haunted (Amber Quill Press, October 2008). His short fiction has appeared in more than 20 anthologies. He lives in Miami, FL.

More About the Author

Rick R. Reed is all about exploring the romantic entanglements of gay men in contemporary, realistic settings. While his stories often contain elements of suspense, mystery and the paranormal, his focus ultimately returns to the power of love. He is the author of dozens of published novels, novellas, and short stories. He is a three-time EPIC eBook Award winner (for Caregiver, Orientation and The Blue Moon Cafe). Lambda Literary Review has called him, "a writer that doesn't disappoint." Rick lives in Seattle with his husband and a very spoiled Boston terrier. He is forever "at work on another novel."

Visit Rick's website at or follow his blog at You can also like Rick on Facebook at or on Twitter at Rick always enjoys hearing from readers and answers all e-mails personally. Send him a message at

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Quite simply, Rick R. Reed is a Master Storyteller.
Christopher Stone
Reed is quickly developing his own unique formula that blends suspense, fast-moving narratives, fully-realized gay characters, and a touch of the occult.
Vince A. Liaguno
Rick R. Reed leads you into the mind of a woman who innocently sees brutal murders.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By L. Shirley on January 21, 2008
Format: Paperback
This review refers to "Deadly Vision" by Rick R. Reed

What would it be like to be the harbinger of death? Curse or gift? Cassandra D'Angelo is about to discover things she'd rather not. Single mom of 7 year old Max, Cass faces the pressures of raising her son alone, of living down a reputation for being a bit on the wild side in her younger days(something her mom never lets her forget) and providing a safe environment for him. So when little Max doesn't turn up on time for dinner, Cass panics and searches the small town of Summitville on the banks of the Ohio River. The neighbors always watch out for each other, and nothing really bad ever happens here, but Cass can't help but picture her little guy laying hurt somewhere in the nearby woods waiting for some help. A thunderstorm approaches, but Cass' motherly instincts won't let her stop looking. A crash of thunder and flash of lightning are the last thing Cass hears, as she is struck on the head by a falling tree branch.

Cass awakens 2 days later in a hospital bed. All is well with little Max, but after seeing the picture of the victim of a missing young girl splashed on the small town newspaper, Cass gets a picture of her own. The girl is not just missing, she's dead and Cass' brain flashes on a horrific death. The images don't stop there, and her visions give her the feeling of one very disturbed killer. She tries to warn the police, who can hardly believe her, she can hardly believe herself.

There are families out there who are desperate to know what happened to their children. Cass feels she must tell them. Putting her own well being on the line, she tries to help. Ian, the very deranged psychopath who kills at the whim of 'The Beast" who told him to(shades of Son of Sam) wants to put to put a stop to Cass.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lori L. Lake on April 1, 2008
Format: Paperback
Cass D'Angelo lives a regular life in small town, Ohio, with her seven-year-old son, Max. She works at a popular diner and has little unusual going on in her life except, initially, the lack of a girlfriend. Her whole life changes, however, after being struck on the head during a storm. When she wakes up in the hospital, she discovers that she's acquired psychic powers, specifically the ability to visualize the grisly deaths of local girls who have recently begun disappearing.

The killers are an insane, but handsome, psychopath and his smitten and spectacularly confused girlfriend. We find out very quickly that they worship a devil-like entity, "The Beast," and when they discover that Cass has directed the police to unearth one of their victims, they go after her and her family.

Like Charlaine Harris's Harper Connelly character, Cass D'Angelo is a psychic character who's fascinating to read about. She's thoughtful, smart, and capable. Unlike Harris's character, who travels around to use her gift, Cass is mostly happy and settled in her Ohio home and committed to family, friends, and her community. That makes her deadly visions and horror over the sick murders even more palpable. Everyone is at risk, even her own son.

Reed gives us alternate chapters from the perspective of the twisted killer's girlfriend and of our increasingly-stressed heroine. His secondary characters, particularly Cass's mother and Cass's journalist girlfriend, are lively, interesting, and essential. His use of tone, pacing, and atmosphere is masterful. A natural born storyteller, this author does an excellent job showing Cass's increasing panic in the face of the killers' single-minded murderous intent. With every page, the reader's tension level rises until the wild climax.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Vince A. Liaguno on February 29, 2008
Format: Paperback
Hot on the heels of his enjoyable gay serial killer novel - last year's "IM" - Rick Reed returns with another gripping thriller, "Deadly Vision." Reed is quickly developing his own unique formula that blends suspense, fast-moving narratives, fully-realized gay characters, and a touch of the occult. His seeming bid to become a gay hybrid of James Patterson and Dean Koontz will not be lost on readers with this latest offering.

Cass D'Angelo, single mother to seven-year-old Max, is toiling away as a waitress in a small, depressed river town in Ohio. When Cass goes off after Max when he wanders off one afternoon during a thunderstorm, she runs afoul of a lightning strike and a falling tree limb. She awakens days later in the hospital - relieved to find Max safe - and discovers that the resulting concussion has left her with a newfound psychic ability. Before you can say Psychic Friends Network, Cass receives disturbing images of several local girls gone missing - their grisly fates playing out behind her mind's eye. Fearing more deaths, the reluctant psychic reaches out to the police and to one of the missing girl's parents - all of whom are skeptical. But when the father of a second missing girl begs Cass' help in finding his daughter and her decomposing body is found along the Ohio River banks, Cass finds herself the center of unwanted attention from a pair of devil-worshipping killers desperate to find out how she found their carefully hidden grave. It's here that the story kicks into even higher gear with a kidnapping, a manhunt, and - to a lesser extent - hints of a budding romance with a sympathetic female journalist.

As in "IM," Reed again opts to tell his story through multiple points of view.
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