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Sharp: A Mindspace Investigations Novel, Book 2 | [Alex Hughes]

Sharp: A Mindspace Investigations Novel, Book 2

As a Level Eight telepath, I am the best police interrogator in the department. But I’m not a cop - I never will be - and my only friend on the force, Homicide Detective Isabella Cherabino, is avoiding me because of a telepathic link I created by accident. And I might not even be an interrogator for much longer. Our boss says unless I pull out a miracle, I’ll be gone before Christmas. I need this job, damn it. It’s the only thing keeping me sane.
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Publisher's Summary

History has a way of repeating itself, even for telepaths....

As a Level Eight telepath, I am the best police interrogator in the department. But I’m not a cop - I never will be - and my only friend on the force, Homicide Detective Isabella Cherabino, is avoiding me because of a telepathic link I created by accident.

And I might not even be an interrogator for much longer. Our boss says unless I pull out a miracle, I’ll be gone before Christmas. I need this job, damn it. It’s the only thing keeping me sane.

Parts for illegal Tech - the same parts used to bring the world to its knees in the Tech Wars 60 years ago - are being hijacked all over the city. Plus Cherbino's longtime nemesis, a cop killer, has resurfaced with a vengeance. If I can stay alive long enough, I just might be able to prove my worth, once and for all....

©2013 Alexandra Hughes (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Dianne Canada 04-05-13
    Dianne Canada 04-05-13 Member Since 2010
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    "great story, I can't wait for number 3"
    What made the experience of listening to Sharp the most enjoyable?

    The narrator has one of the most pleasant voices I've heard yet in an audio book. The story is unique, something seldom seen these days in sci-fi-fantasy books. I loved every minute of these two novels by Alex Hughes and I can't wait for more.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Adam, the main character is a flawed, guilt ridden individual who is desperately trying to stay on the right path but life gets too much for him and he decides to go astray. However, fate seems to have other plans for him and he just keeps putting one foot in front of the other. His demons do come back to haunt him from time to time though.


    Which character – as performed by Daniel May – was your favorite?

    Adam of course.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Schwartz is in the hospital and Adam realizes how important this man is to his survival, and his sanity.


    Any additional comments?

    Love the book and the narrator.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    K. Holt 09-27-13
    K. Holt 09-27-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Truly OUTSTANDING series!"

    I don't give 5-star ratings lightly.
    I'm beyond impressed with Hughes's writing in the Mindspace Investigations Series creating of a futuristic paranormal (and even dystopian) future.
    Sharp (book 2) was every bit as outstanding as Clean (book 1). Absolutely cannot wait for Marked (book 3). A novella (1.5 in series) titled Payoff was thoroughly enjoyable, too.

    Daniel May's performance makes an excellent book even better! I'm rooting for May to continue with the whole series as performer.

    From book one onward, this series is an "Auto-Buy" for me!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    thomas charlotte, NC, United States 05-05-14
    thomas charlotte, NC, United States 05-05-14 Member Since 2012

    I work full time in Financial Services, teach part time, listen to music (a lot) and love Science Fiction and Speculative Fiction.

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    "Really Enjoyed It. Hope There is a New One Soon!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely Well written, tight plot, well drawn characters. Totally enjoyable..


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hard not to say Adam. Great character. For all his flaws, he is a likeable guy caught in a tough spot, even though he got himself into it...


    What about Daniel May’s performance did you like?

    Just great. He does the Cherubino character terrific.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    "Don't Go See the Movie! The book is better"!!!!

    I personally have never seen a movie that was better than the book so I am prejudiced with this question.


    Any additional comments?

    I really got lucky when I picked this series. Thought I would listen to something new. I am glad I did, Alex Hughes is a great up and coming author. I love her writing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Brown Bovet 04-23-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Awaiting with bated breathe"
    What did you love best about Sharp?

    I really loved the flow of the story and the story line itself. I also loved the the main characters and loved hating most of the bad guys and even some of the supposedly good ones.


    What other book might you compare Sharp to and why?

    I think the series is a contender for challenger to Jim Butcher's Dresden files. Different enough not to feel like a copy and keep you interested and on the edge of your chair the entire time.


    What does Daniel May bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He's probably the main reason why I compare this series to the Dresden Files. He has the same vocal style; a smooth baritone soothing yet varied. The voices are believable.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I not only listened to this book in one sitting more or less but I did so immediately following Clean. What a mind trip!


    Any additional comments?

    I had to read Marked on kindle and was very disappointed that it was not available on audible. I guess that gives me two things to await with bated breath; the audible version of Marked and the next book book in the series. Thanks Mr. Hughes

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa United States 01-03-14
    Lisa United States 01-03-14 Member Since 2012

    Paranormal-urban fantasy book lover!

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    "Same rants as the first book..."

    The book lost me about half way through. I still think the story is unique in concept but the author over uses many phrases and the main character complains so much about his lungs and being winded because he smokes but next scene is lighting up again, urghh....
    In one scene he smokes six cigarettes in a row and wonders why he can't run!?!
    I don't think I'll be moving on to book 3. I can't take anymore of repeated lines and constant whining of Adam.
    The narrator is good with the male voices and with the female lead but every other female voice he does is awful.
    I really wanted to like this series but I have to leave it here.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    B. Hélène FRANCE 06-08-14
    B. Hélène FRANCE 06-08-14 Member Since 2009
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    "When it's better to listen to than to read"
    Would you be willing to try another book from Alex Hughes? Why or why not?

    Yes, I'm eagerly waiting for the third book to be published in audiobook! I'm more used to read epic fantasy and space opera, so this kind of SF with detective and paranormals isn't my first choice but Daniel May made it possible to stick with the story and live it from the inside.
    There are some carelessness in the writing (too many repeated words) but I like the way she paints this damaged world with small touches and I like what she makes of Adam, his strength with telepathy, his addiction, his will to make amend and his damned pride!


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    Darwyn Toluca Lake, CA, United States 12-05-13
    Darwyn Toluca Lake, CA, United States 12-05-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Cleverly Complex, Intensely Intriguing"

    A cleverly constructed future based detective series. With so many writers tackling this genre right now, it's hard to believe someone could come up with (and support with intelligent writing) a novel idea about life on this planet after everything's gone haywire. I also love the 12 step issues/challenges as a backdrop. I've never seen or read this topic integrated into a story line or series quite like this or so well. Honors bestowed upon the author and, also, to the narrator, who has--after this second listen (Clean came first)--landed a place on my Best of Narrator's list.
    PS--I never like to give away plot-points in my write-ups as discovery is half the fun, so suffice it to say, if noir-ish detective thrillers mixed with futuristic drama falls under your list of likes, give this a try. I'm already looking forward to the next one in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Marie hampton, VA, United States 05-23-13
    Marie hampton, VA, United States 05-23-13 Member Since 2010

    Hampton VA

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    "Back on his Garme!!!"

    I very much enjoyed the first book, and the second book will not let your down,. A Must Read,,,,

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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