5 out of 5 STARS - "Fresh and innovative" - IndieReader
Alex Trent, is "gifted" with the ability to heal others with one touch of his hand. But his power quickly becomes a curse; both from how it is affecting him personally, and also from how it has made him the target of power-hungry establishment types. In less skilled hands, these themes never transcend their well-worn cliché status. In Doyle's however, they come across as fresh and innovative. Much of this has to do with how Doyle, an emergency room nurse, grounds his novel in medical realities; and having established a trust with the reader is able to carry them along when the novel shifts into the supernatural.
Trent is not a particularly likeable character. His immediate reaction upon learning about his powers is how it can fatten his wallet. But because of the sinister nature of those who relentlessly pursue him and his growing concern for what will happen to society if he turns evil, he emerges as a character readers can root for. Doyle has a gift for suspense and for seamlessly inserting medical matters into this excellent novel without slowing it down.
~ Ron Capshaw for IndieReader
About the Author
J. P. Doyle is an American writer who lives in southeast Michigan. He enjoys writing thrillers, but has other projects in the works, including an alternate-historical Japanese epic trilogy.
His next novel, The Met·a·date Murder, is currently in production, to be released in the spring of 2018.