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Book Title: Quicksilver|
Date of issue: March 1st 2012
ISBN 13: 9780749952273
The author of the book: Amanda Quick
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 33.57 MB
Edition: Little, Brown Young Readers
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Virginia wakes up in bed next to a dead body. She has no memory of what happened or how she got there. The dead man in the mirrored room is Lord Hollister. Virginia is rescued by Owen Sweetwater, a researcher who exposes psychic charlatans.
Owen was a psychic hunter, an assassin for hire. J & J Agency has employed him as a last resort in the case of the missing glassreaders. He hunts psychic criminals and is in danger of being turned into a Nightwalker.
Virginia and Owen form an uneasy alliance. Virgina was strong, determined, calm and collected in a crisis. Owen sensed what compelled the killers. He was fierce, intimidating to others. With Virginia, he was tender, protective and romantic.
Owen believes that Lady Hollister killed her husband. Virgina was the intended victim or someone wanted to frame her for the murder. Either way, Virginia was in danger and Owen was determined to protect her.
During their investigation, the duo encounters strange clockwork automatons which can produce hallucinations, unconsciousness and kill when necessary. These worked using psychic energy and were extremely tough to damage. They were fashioned deceptively like toys and built using strong, expensive metal.
These were the Creepiest things in the book, worse than the mad scientist running around.
This was when I got worried. The stakes, the mystery, the villain, everything sounded amazing but would that push the character development and romance to the background? Fortunately, that didn't happen.
It was raining suspects, rivals, assassins, strange accidents and the danger increased with every turning page. They are assisted by Charlotte and Nick, who were crazy sweet together. Nick was smart, oblivious in social situations and too cute. I wish he had his own book. Matt and Tony added humour and some sweet family moments to this story.
Mrs Crofton deserves a special mention as a supporting character who I loved. She was a housekeeper, who worked with the rich, famous and conservative. Desperation leads her to Virginia and Virginia worried obsessively about losing Mrs Crofton.
The shocking thing for me was Dr Spinner and his practice. During a conversation, Virginia mentions that he has cured many women who suffer from Hysteria. Owen and I, both, were clueless and baffled by this...I learned about hysteria and the strange history of electronic devices. This was an unexpected learning moment for me and no doubt, Owen.
Jokes aside, this proves that no one can beat Amanda Quick when it comes to integrating clever plot, an engaging story and research. Amanda Quick pulled a perfect juggling act with this one. Murder, mystery, romance, psychic talents, mad scientists, clockwork killers, you get it all.
“A man can learn a great deal about women from novels,” Matt said. “You should try it sometime.”
He reached into his pocket, took out the lock pick and presented it to her. “My uncle designed it. Very simple to use. Works on most standard locks.”
Matt got a pained expression. “Uncle Owen, that is not the sort of gift one gives to a lady.”
Read information about the authorPseudonym of Jayne Ann Krentz
The author of over 40 consecutive New York Times bestsellers, JAYNE ANN KRENTZ writes romantic-suspense, often with a psychic and paranormal twist, in three different worlds: Contemporary (as Jayne Ann Krentz), historical (as Amanda Quick) and futuristic (as Jayne Castle). There are over 30 million copies of her books in print.
She earned a B.A. in History from the University of California at Santa Cruz and went on to obtain a Masters degree in Library Science from San Jose State University in California. Before she began writing full time she worked as a librarian in both academic and corporate libraries.
Ms. Krentz is married and lives with her husband, Frank, in Seattle, Washington.
Jayne Ann Krentz
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