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The Liminal People
by Ayize Jama-everett


Overview - Taggert can heal and hurt with just a touch. When an ex calls for help, he risks the wrath of his enigmatic master to try and save her daughter.
But when Taggert realizes the daughter has more power than even he can imagine, he has to wrestle with the very nature of his skills, not to mention unmanned and uncreated gods, in order keep the girl safe.
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Overview
Taggert can heal and hurt with just a touch. When an ex calls for help, he risks the wrath of his enigmatic master to try and save her daughter.
But when Taggert realizes the daughter has more power than even he can imagine, he has to wrestle with the very nature of his skills, not to mention unmanned and uncreated gods, in order keep the girl safe. In the end, Taggert will have to use more than his power, he has to delve into his heart and soul to survive.
The Liminal People is a fast-paced science fiction thriller with shades of the Matrix or Richard Morgan's Takeshi Kovacs novels don't worry, you haven't read this before: this is something all new.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781931520331
  • ISBN-10: 193152033X
  • Publisher: Small Beer Press
  • Publish Date: January 2012
  • Page Count: 224
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds


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Books > Fiction > Science Fiction - General
Books > Fiction > Thrillers - Medical
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-04-30
  • Reviewer: Staff

From the Moroccan criminal underworld to the streets of London, expatriate American healer Taggert, whose extrasensory powers allow him to manipulate the human body down to the molecular level, is ripped away from his comfortable North African lifestyle in response to a former lover's desperate call for help. When fellow "freak" Yasmine turns to him for aid after the disappearance of her daughter Tamara, a powerful telekinetic and telepath, Tag finds himself facing threats from a host of other "liminal people" ranging from a streetwise teenager and an underground club hostess, to Tag's own mysterious boss. Fast-paced and frequently violent, Jama-Everett's engaging and fulfilling debut offers a compelling take on the classic science-fiction convention of the powerful misfit; incorporates an interesting, multiethnic cast of characters; and proves successful as both an action-packed thriller and a careful look at the moral dilemmas of those whose powers transcend humanity. (Dec.)

 
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