by Billy Dee Williams and Rob MacGregor
Published by Tor Publishing
Scott's Rating: 3 out of 4
This book is written by Lando Calrissian actor Billy Dee Williams and Indiana Jones author Rob MacGregor. It is not Star Wars related at all.
Trent Calloway is a retired CIA remote viewer, or psychic. Along with a team of other psychics, they would carry out spying missions or assassinations. After the program is ended, the group goes their separate ways and Calloway leaves his wife when it becomes apparent he's being messed up by going into other people's minds. Years later, Trent is pulled back into action when he learns that a racist militia group is going to detonate a nuclear bomb in Washington DC. Unfortunately, his former fellow psychics are aiding the group. To make matters even worse, the President believes that he has recently been abducted by aliens. How is this tied in with everything else? Can Calloway, his former wife (who now works for the President), and his friends stop the US from being torn apart?
I must admit, I only picked up this book because I like the authors. Normally this type of story is not my cup of tea. However, it was an interesting read. The concepts of psychics and their powers is very interesting, along with possible aliens buzzing the planet. The book is fairly action packed which I always like. But be warned, this is more for adults. There's lots of language and a bit of sex here.
I didn't understand why the psychic program was dissolved when it is so obviously effective. Calloway is able to effectively use his powers at the drop of a hat, and it doesn't take much effort to prove he's more than a nut. Maybe if he had to work a little harder to use his powers it would have been more interesting. I was also particularly interested in the possible aliens buzzing around, but this was not deeply explored. In the end, it was more of an afterthought. Maybe they'll do a sequel and cover this. But I'd recommend saving this one for the paperback.
Psychically fried bad guys.