BOOK REVIEW: THE ARCHANGEL PROJECT
I truly believe that there are just some things that are not meant for us to completely understand. Remote viewing would definitely be in that category. Remote viewing is “the ability to observe distant places and events through alternate channels of perception.” It became popular during the post Cold War era especially during the Reagan years and was categorized with astrologers and psychic abilities. To me this is the feeling you get when you feel someone staring at you. No one tells you that you are the object of someone’s interest, you just feel it.
Now comes the problem. What if you have a “vision” for lack of a better term and it predicted you best friend’s death. You naturally don’t want to tell anyone about it, but how do you feel and what responsibility are you carrying when your friend actually dies, just as you had foreseen?
For October “Tobie” Guiness, this is her situation and this caused her to receive a medical release in leaving her unit in Iraq. The short blunt version was simply that they considered her to be crazy and discharged her.
Tobie is attempting to get her life put back together, sanely, and is working with a professor from Tulane University with her remote viewing ability. Life is fairly predictable until this professor is killed and Tobie is now being pursued by others who for some odd reason want to kill her.
THE ARCHANGEL PROJECT is the adventure of Tobie staying alive and trying to find out why someone would want her dead. Also, in this situation, who could you trust, who would you be expected to go to for help, who would you endanger by making a phone call or a visit, how could you investigate the death of the professor without getting yourself killed, and why would anyone want to kill you? Better yet, how are you going to stay alive without endangering others?
The action is fast and I constantly found myself reading more than I expected to read at a sitting. This is one of those books where you constantly find yourself reading just one more chapter. The characters are believable and you feel the tension and problems of not being able to involve your friends and family for their safety, but where can you safely live? Who can you safely contact?
C.S. Graham is the pen-name for the writing team of Candice Proctor and Steven Harris. Mr. Harris served more than twenty-years as an Army Intelligence office and was involved in the remote viewing project at Fort Meade. Candice Proctor has written eleven mystery novels under the name C. S. Harris. Both live in New Orleans.
Whether the villains are the CIA, or the government, or big business, or any and all combinations of them, this is a fast-moving book with realistic characters. The scariest part of this is when I wonder if this story could really happen. I’ll let you judge that for yourself after you read THE ARCHANGEL PROJECT.
REVIEWED BY TERI DAVIS
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