Deadly Visions by Roy Johansen

By Roy Johansen

A killer crosses over…

Ace magician became ace police detective Joe Bailey, a.k.a. the Spirit Basher, wishes all his services whilst he’s teamed up with psychic investigator Monica Gaines to crack a string of serial murders--each regarding unusual voices and stranger situations. Monica senses supernatural forces at paintings, yet whoever--or whatever--is doing the killing, the sufferers are actual. whilst eerie happenings hit towards home--to Joe’s daughter, Nikki--and then Monica herself is the sufferer of a grisly, near-fatal assault, Joe is extra made up our minds than ever to unmask the reality in the back of the phenomena. As he searches for solutions to inexplicable questions, he discovers that politics and the mystical make lethal bedfellows, that his escape-artist abilities nonetheless are available handy--and that even a psychic can comprehend an excessive amount of.

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It was the only time that Joe's psychic debunk-ing specialty had been applied to a murder case, and he and Howe had formed an uneasy though success-ful alliance. ” “So I'm a nightmare,” Monica asked dryly. “I sense disbelief. Skepticism. Doubt. ” “They didn't have to. It's all over your face and body language. You're pissed, Joe. You think I'm here for a chapter in my next book. ” Monica's haunting, expressionist sketches were one of her trademarks. Often, as she quizzed guests about lost loved ones or incidents from their past, she scribbled furiously on a large pad and easel.

The killers weren't…human. ” “Try us,”Carla said. ” The three detectives stared at her in silence. “I know. ” “Spirits,”Joe repeated. ”Ghosts, maybe, although I'm not sure they ever really lived. ” Joe could see the woman was absolutely terrified. Her hands shook, her breathing was ragged, and tears ran down her face. ”You drag us out here in the dead of night and tell us that a pair of ghostsdid this? ” “Never. Check my record. ”Oh God, yes. ” Joe picked up the sketch pad. There, in Monica's distinctive style, was a drawing of a man being attacked by wispy, cloaked figures floating over him.

Joe tried to reconcile the dark, shadowy setting with the lush, beautifully sunlit area in the police photos he had examined. Ernest Franklin's body had been found here, less than half a mile from his sprawling estate, with his throat split open. It almost appeared as if an animal had attacked him, but there were no footprints, no hair, and no physical evidence to support any such conclusion. “Horrible …just horrible“Monica whispered. ” Howe asked. “He knew he was going to die. ” Carla asked. “I can't tell yet.

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