Miraculous Deception is the second futuristic suspense thriller in the Future Imperfect trilogy by P.I. Barrington, published by Desert Breeze Publishing. It’s scheduled to be released this month, and begins where Crucifying Angel left off.
The year is 2032, and the usual cast of characters have all assembled again to help solve another murder investigation in the putrid, crime infested streets of Las Vegas. And, of course, where there are dead bodies, you can be sure The New Creation is somehow involved! Poor Georgene can’t keep up with the demand, “… I’ve got bodies piling up at the morgue waiting for autopsies.” When Payce Halligan is suddenly discovered missing from Las Vegas General Hospital, Gavin McAllister and Nicholas Kincaid put their differences aside to search for her before it’s too late. The question is, how do you lose a comatose patient without anyone noticing?
Barrington’s 3-dimensional characters are so realistic; they practically jump off the page. We are exhausted for poor Georgene, Las Vegas Coroner and Medical Director of Las Vegas General Hospital for her overwhelming workload. We experience the pain Payce feels as she rips out the probes thrust into every vital organ in her body. We are tense as we read about Gavin and Nick’s bitter rivalry, and devastated as Gavin replays the brutal murder of his wife and child over and over in his head. We are suspicious of intern Logan McKaye for his unyielding attention to Payce, a virtual stranger to him; paranoid right alongside Terrien Frye for his feeling that everyone is “out to get him.” And who at some point in their life hasn’t been subjected to an Amy Strand, the quintessential career-driven, type-A, go-getter who will stop at nothing to succeed? The parallel between her and Campbell Slade is so similar; they could be the same person if one didn’t know better. Yet neither of them can be considered a villain in the truest sense of the word.
Miraculous Deception is a good old fashion, edge-of-your-seat, suspense thriller that delivers all the unpredictable, fast-paced action of a runaway train! Once again, Barrington leaves us with a cliffhanger ending that won’t be revealed until January 2011 when Future Imperfect Book Three: Final Deceit is released. Future Imperfect Book Two: Miraculous Deception is available at Amazon.com in Kindle Edition.
P.I. Barrington lives in Southern California and is passionate about her first love; creative writing. She is the author of the Future Imperfect trilogy and co-author of the book Button Hollow Chronicles #1: The Leaf Peeper Murders with her sister Loni Emmert due to be released in August 2010. Visit her website at: http://thewordmistresses.com/index.html.