Blind Rage, by Terry Persons is a quirky murder mystery that will keep you reading into the wee hours of the night. FBI Agent Bernadette Saint Clare supplies the quirks -- she's not your usual FBI agent. She has the gift of sight. In other words, she's a bit psychic and her sight helps her chase down leads that nobody else even notices. I won't spoil the story by giving you too many details on that account.
A number of troubled young women in the Twin Cities drown themselves in the Mississippi River and their deaths are declared suicide. Then, a troubled young woman drowns in her own bathtub and there are signs of foul play. Perhaps they're dealing with a serial killer who's no longer satisfied by throwing young women off a bridge. Using her gift of sight, Saint Clare sees the killer's next victim and the race is on.
Persons provides a number of possible suspects, but the reader will recognize the killer immediately. At least, I did, but I didn't mind. Knowing the killer didn't spoil the story, as the real story is Saint Clare's chase, the sexual tension with her boss, and other unfolding mysteries that I don't want to disclose. Although this is a drama, it's a drama with a sense of humor.
There's nothing preachy about the story, but I appreciate Persons courage in drawing attention to the plight of depressed young women who are vulnerable to just about anyone who's game to exploit them. I also appreciate the sensitive and realistic way she portrays Saint Clare's psychic gift. She's the real deal and despite the negative attention it garners, she uses the gift in a helpful way.
The above review was contributed by: Susan Sales Harkins: Susan is a Software consultant and the author of several articles and books on database technologies. She and her husband, William, collaborate on children's non-fiction. Click Here to read more of Susan’s Reviews.
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