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Seven-year-old Autumn Backman has a gift: She can communicate telepathically with others. Not everyone, mind you, but with a select few with whom she shares a special kinship. When Autumn and her mother, Joanna, take her father's ashes to be buried in the family plot in Brickers Bowl, Georgia, the child witnesses a horrifying sight: her grandmother and two uncles, burying a pile of dead bodies in the middle of the night. They head to Titusville, Virginia, to seek the help of an old family friend, but Autumn senses they need assistance on a grand scale. Using her telepathic powers, Autumn calls a man she'd seen only on television: FBI agent Dillon Savich. But before Savich and his wife and partner, Agent Lacey Sherlock, can get on the scene, Autumn and Joanna flee, fearing the retribution of her uncle Blessed. A huge manhunt ensues, with Titusville Sheriff Ethan Merriweather racing to reach the girl before Blessed can get his hands on her. Blessed's got big things planned for Autumn and her gift, and he'll stop at nothing to force her into his growing army of exploited children. Savich, Sherlock, and Merriweather face their most elusive foes to keep Autumn out of harm's way-before it's too late.
Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnams Sons, c2009.
ISBN: 9780515148121
Call Number: COULTER
Characteristics: 417 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation -- Fiction.
Savich, Dillon (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Sherlock, Lacey (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Telepathy -- Fiction.
Family secrets -- Fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Alternative Title: Knock out


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Aug 23, 2018

I had high hopes for this book, while the scenes were intense, I found that the mixing of 2 separate storylines with Special Agent Dillon Savich in the middle kind of took away from both stories. I feel that the book should have focused on one storyline instead of overlapping two storylines. The characters and attention got stretched pretty thing pretty quickly, especially near the climax.

I do enjoy reading what Savich does to try and solve these cases. Both cases are vastly different and dangerous to those associated and connected to the cases. I do enjoy reading about Autumn but some of it just seems too far fetched to be believable, especially the cult story felt incomplete and soft in some places.

Book was decent for part of it but then the story got so messy and rushed half way through towards the end.

Dec 28, 2014

really good as always

Aug 27, 2013

Dillon & Savich FBI thriller - with Blessed and Amy a young girl that mind speaks to Dillon and asks for help to escape "Blessed." Good one


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