San Diego's psychic private investigator Elizabeth Chase must infiltrate a deadly cult in order to find a missing woman in this third, stylish outing (after The Cold Heart of Capricorn). When her significant other, FBI agent Tom McGowen, asks her to find Jen Shaffer, who's his former fiancee, Elizabeth is initially reluctant, but she changes her mind when she meets the woman's father?and the $25,000 check he has in his hand. Apparently, right after Jen and Tom decided not to marry, Jen had joined the Church of the Risen Lord, later known as the Bliss Project, and cut all ties with family and friends. Now her father has received a package containing Jen's Medic Alert bracelet. He thinks his daughter is in trouble?or dead. Using a fake identity, Elizabeth joins the cult. Before she goes to an initiation retreat, however, she visits a reclusive former member who tells her about a man the group murdered and whose public identity was subsequently erased. He warns Elizabeth that the same fate will befall her if the cult finds out who she really is. As in the series' previous novels, Lawrence writes a gripping, believable story, distinguished by a wise and sensitive narrative voice, that even those skeptical of psychics will enjoy. Agent, Gina Maccoby.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Private investigator and parapsychologist Elizabeth Chase (The Cold Heart of Capricorn, LJ 1/97) approaches her third case with apprehension, then with zeal. As she searches for the missing ex-fiancee of longtime boyfriend Tom McGowan, now an FBI agent, Elizabeth infiltrates a secretive and potentially dangerous California religious cult known as the Bliss Project. With her relationship at stake and her psychic powers at best undependable, Elizabeth almost becomes a victim herself. A believable plot, well-developed characters, and a heroine with an interesting edge.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
This book was the best of the series for me. I finished and thought, "WOW." She writes extremely well and her plots are courageous and engaging. Read morePublished on June 6 2003 by Born to Read
I'm not a mystery fan in general , but I loved this book.I loved that it was set around a cult.I found that really interesting and I loved the psychic angle.Its so worth reading.Published on Aug. 2 2002
As a mystery writer with my debut novel in current release, I found myself initially reading Martha Lawrence's Elizabeth Chase novels with suspicion. Read morePublished on Sept. 1 2001 by Kent Braithwaite
Just when I thought Martha Lawrence had written the best suspense book ever, she does it again. I literally could not put it down! Read morePublished on March 28 2000 by Salgal
this book was really, really good! not at all light and airy as you might expect from the title, the book was lyrical and engrossing right up to the shatteringly climactic... Read morePublished on Feb. 5 2000 by christel doucette
When I pick up a Martha Lawrence mystery, I glow with the assurance that I am in the hands of a master story teller, and I'm never disappointed. Read morePublished on Feb. 5 2000
I loved Martha Lawrence's first two books so I eagerly awaited her third and was not disapointed. In Aquarius Decending, Elizabeth Chase, main character and psychic investigator... Read morePublished on Feb. 3 2000 by Karen Bierman Hirsh
I really enjoyed Lawrence's first 2 books and was looking forward to this one. I couldn't be more disappointed. Read morePublished on Jan. 16 2000