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In her fifth astrological adventure (after 2000's Pisces Rising), psychic PI Elizabeth Chase faces an unusual and riveting mystery that will give pause to even the most ardent skeptics. When San Diego telecommunications mogul Frank Fielding's four-year-old son, Matthew, disappears, the Fieldings ask detective Bruce Loebman to call in Elizabeth for help. But before the unconventional sleuth, whom Loebman reluctantly consults, has a chance to focus on the case, a wildfire, fueled by the Santa Ana winds, ravages the exclusive community where the Fieldings live, destroying property and thousands of acres of land. When another fire breaks out, she discovers that it's the work of an arsonist who may also be Matthew's kidnapper. Dismissed by doubting Thomases, Elizabeth steps up her own investigation to find the little boy before it's too late. Her two Ph.D.s from Stanford and her prior psychic successes aren't necessary to make her a plausible, likable heroine, but they don't hurt. Her work with her shaman-mentor, the Luiseno Indian Sequoia, only adds to her credibility, as he teaches her to harness power from the natural world around her that the author describes so well. Lawrence effectively combines the earthly and the inexplicable in this fascinating page-turner, and its dramatic ending will delight committed fans as well as attract new ones. (Sept. 17)Anthony awards.
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
Psychic private eye Elizabeth Chase employs her particular skills to locate a kidnapped four-year-old San Diego boy and an arsonist responsible for a nearby terrible wildfire. Could arsonist and kidnapper be one and the same? A fine series.
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Elizabeth Chase seems like the most down-to-earth person, someone I can identify with even thougth she works in the realm of the paranormal. Read morePublished on July 23 2003
I completely enjoyed this series so far but, although this one is very readable, it never got off the ground for me. Read morePublished on April 6 2002 by Roxanne V.
After eagerly awaiting the 5th in the series of psychic P.I. Elizabeth Chase I was not disappointed. Elizabeth is called in on the case of a missing four year old child. Read morePublished on Feb. 19 2002 by Paula Hess
Once you start reading one of Martha's books you will not be able to put it down. She is one of the most engaging mystery writer I have read in a very long time. Read morePublished on Nov. 2 2001 by Mrs. Marvin Warth
As usual, Martha Lawrence has written a winner! Her main character, (Elizabeth Chase), is so strong yet kind.... Read morePublished on Sept. 28 2001 by Amazon Customer