CRIME WAVE 1972 -- the strange powers of the minds of tomorrow.
ething. Because there wasn't anybody behind me."
"There had to be," Bill said.
"Well," Malone said, "there wasn't."
There was a little silence.
"What happened then?" Sam said. "After you tried the door handle, I mean."
"Then?" Malone said. "Then I went out like a light."
A pair of headlights rounded the nearby corner. Bill looked up. "That's the prowl car," he announced, and went over to meet it.
The driver was a solidly built little man with the face of a Pekingese. His partner, a tall man who looked as if he'd have been much more comfortable in a ten-gallon Stetson instead of the regulation blue cap, leaned out at Bill, Sam, and Malone.
"What's the trouble here?" he said in a harsh, high voice.
"No trouble," Bill said, and went over to the car. He began talking to the two cops inside in a low, urgent voice. Meanwhile, Sam got his arm around Malone and began pulling him away from the lamp post.
Malone was a little unwilling to let go, at f
Not as good as "That Sweet Little Old Lady" or the book, Brain Twisters, made from that story, but this second in the series is sitll a fun read. I've now downloaded all the Gordon Garrett works available from this site & look forward to reading them all. Always a fun read!
Love this trilogy -- although have found more of the psi-Garrett work now! Yippee! Will soon begin reading vigorish.
Not much to add to R Stephans comment - still the same humor, the story of Brain Twister continues, still worth reading (and only 200 pages as "large-font-PDF"). The novelty of the 1st book wears a bit off for me, so it was a bit less enjoyable.
Also we're regrettably getting deeper into the supernatural - perhaps "just telepathy" was not enough for an exciting story?
Different from the 1st book, there was (in my opinion) not so much of a mystery one could try to guess before being explicitly told.
Oh - one more thing - what happened to the blonde that our hero had madly fallen in love with in Brain Twister in this book?!
The same humor in a similar story makes the second volume in this SF novel series a satisfying followup to Brain Twister. The subject is a natural consequence of Twister's, and persons from that appear also in this book, so better read it beforehand.