- File Size: 2576 KB
- Print Length: 252 pages
- Publisher: DMS Media Group; 1 edition (July 1, 2015)
- Publication Date: July 1, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B010RYAVU2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,398,154 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Karma Dead Ahead (A Private PSI Detective Mystery Book 1) Kindle Edition
"Depth of Lies" by E. C. Diskin
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For you who aren't sure yet (you should just get it!) but here's more details about the book, I case I wasn't convincing enough. This book can be enjoyed on many levels. First of all it is a detective story, which has much in common with a number of other contemporary books which update the modern who-done-it with some paranormal elements. I love this part, because it's all very exciting, though these should be taken as a plot device and not literally. Secondly, Karma Dead Ahead can be read as a subtle satire on the dysfunction of a number of present-day institutions. Not in a moralizing way, but by using parody and amusing situations. The author actually combines the two components effortlessly.
As other reviewers already mentioned, there are two detectives in this series, Sagacity Jeunesse and Chance Mankowski, instead of one. I had to get used to the names, but the author introduces them (their names) in such a way, comical, logical, that afterwards you totally accept it. In a number of ways, they are opposites and I guess they represent alternative backgrounds in American culture. Sagacity is from the rural cowboy West and she has that resourcefulness and can do spirit of the pioneers. Chance is from New York and is more the urban intellectual type, dominated by thought and preferring to avoid action. Their relationship is a push-pull one, without being stereotype or boring, it's done well. The girl is the one who moves things forward.
Maybe I'm over analyzing, because it's just a very entertaining book, but well. You could say that women in general are the driving force for most things that happen in the book and represent different archetypes. Sagacity is the classic sifter and analyzer of clues. There is a witch (actually a very cool one - no spoilers from me!) she has mastery of social and elemental forces and this has allowed her to become a successful entrepreneur. Sagacity’s mother (not mentioned in the book description, but she should be) is large and physically powerful. Even the missing woman, despite her flaws, refuses to be a victim in certain ways. Of the men, the eccentric professor is the most complex. While he appears to be mild-mannered and distracted, he is willing to bring out the proverbial knives to protect his turf and his students. The maniacal killer, on the other hand, is a classic woman hater.
I highly recommend this book. It will work for the reader who is looking for an entertaining story and it will work for someone looking for something that is thought provoking.
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