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Second in the Mindspace Investigation mystery paranormal series set in a dystopian world revolving around Adam, a damaged rogue psychic working for the police It s been six weeks since events in Comparing Alex Hughes to Jim Butcher does both authors a disservice Their books are fantastic and nothing alike Sharp is stunning, convoluted, tragic, and real Adam s struggles may be set in a future post apocalyptic world, but his addiction and attempts to cope with his life are all too real Since his story is first person point of view, the reader only knows how other people view Adam if he picks up their thoughts This POV lets the reader be just as surprised as Adam when he finds out Comparing Alex Hughes to Jim Butcher does both authors a disservice Their books are fantastic and nothing alike Sharp is stunning, convoluted, tragic, and real Adam s struggles may be set in a future post apocalyptic world, but his addiction and attempts to cope with his life are all too real Since his story is first person point of view, the reader only knows how other people view Adam if he picks up their thoughts This POV lets the reader be just as surprised as Adam when he finds out that people care about him The only bad thing about Sharp is that I have finished reading it I will definitely read this one again.I did not find information on book 3, but I hope the wait will not be too long Hughes s books have a place on my favorites shelf.I was going to read Sharp again when I got home from work, but Kelley Armstrong s The Rising came in and has a waiting list, so Sharp has to wait a day.Just as Clean stands up to being read again, Sharp loses nothing on a second reading.I forgot that Sharp ends with a cliffhanger Clean and Sharp will not make it to my books to read when I feel bad shelf, but they are firmly entrenched on the favorites shelf @Download Book ⚞ Sharp Ú 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 sixty 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 3.5 Sharp should have been titled one damn thing after another Exhausting Every step forward, every small victory has been followed by two or three or four steps back A word of advice read this when you are in a good mood Adam s depression was starting to wear me out His problems involve almost every single person he knows and some new ones It was a chore to get through the first third of the book Adam s depression combined with the amount of ungratefulness and people around him being h 3.5 Sharp should have been titled one damn thing after another Exhausting Every step forward, every small victory has been followed by two or three or four steps back A word of advice read this when you are in a good mood Adam s depression was starting to wear me out His problems involve almost every single person he knows and some new ones It was a chore to get through the first third of the book Adam s depression combined with the amount of ungratefulness and people around him being horrible, mean and selfish is not a happy combination Still, the emotions all this evoked are enough to make this a good read Adam s job as a police interrogator is on the line because of the budget cuts and his past isn t so in the past here He must find a way to make himself important enough not to be fired That is hard when everyone, from the Guild to the FBI, is breathing down his neck You finally find out one of the horrible things Adam did when he was on drugs.There are two mysteries Someone strangled a woman in her home leaving her without any defensive wounds The other is a hijacking case I know I said that people are horrible in this story, but there are a couple of exceptions, Kara, his ex fianc e, being one of them Unlike Cherabino, who drove me crazy, Kara helpedoften than not At least, as much as she could As for Cherabino, just saying she is strong, and difficult, and stubborn, and deadly smart is not enough She is sometimes judgemental and prejudiced There is a moment in the book where they are talking about smuggling and she concludes right away that of course the people in question are smuggling because they are from another country just hearing the name of the country was enough to make her jump to that conclusion One of the other characters gets annoyed by this and tells her off, but nothing else And this is just one example Don t even let me start on how she treats Adam At the same time, I have to be honest She has these moments of brilliance where she acts as a true friend I d like to read about that Cherabino.The ending of the first the last lines gives you the name of the protagonist In this one you get his surname Ward It s also in the last couple of lines If it s not intentional, it s pretty strange A lot happens in this book There are some things which I haven t mentioned and they play a very important role here and possibly in other books too the young boy with Ability and the issue with his sponsor were left hanging above Adam s head However, both cases are solved so no real cliffhanger only a sort of an announcement for the things to come This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here As with the previous novel in the series, Clean, I m not really sure how to categorize this novel It has both futuristic and urban fantasy elements, which come together surprisingly well despite some hand wavy moments For instance, it s never very clear how exactly computer viruses managed to kill so many people did they all have implants There s no real explanation, which is why I tend to think of thisas urban fantasy than science fiction Anyway, this novel follows shortly after th As with the previous novel in the series, Clean, I m not really sure how to categorize this novel It has both futuristic and urban fantasy elements, which come together surprisingly well despite some hand wavy moments For instance, it s never very clear how exactly computer viruses managed to kill so many people did they all have implants There s no real explanation, which is why I tend to think of thisas urban fantasy than science fiction Anyway, this novel follows shortly after the events in Clean, and Adam is dealing with the aftermath of his past decisions as well as new conflicts Alex Hughes does a good job of interweaving the past with present issues, and raising the stakes considerably However, by the end the resolution of the political fallout seemed a little too pat, given the threats that had been made toward Adam and the lengths he had to go to protect those he cares about His precognition, and the comments made by his superiors, all suggest that he s in grave danger Yet in the end, things just work out.Onething one that made me drop the rating by a star is the frequency of Cherabino s physical assaults on Adam I get that he s frustrating to deal with, that she feels betrayed, and I believe that on some level Adam feels he deserves the punishment But given Cherabino s position as an officer of the peace, I can t believe that she gets away with hitting him on at least one occasion in this story, while jumping to the worst possible conclusions and not even asking questions without anyone calling her on it Not only does it strike me as implausible, but as a reader, it makes me angry, especially because in the world of the story, it seems to be accepted without question Going by the number of Goodreads andreviews for this series, I say this is the best series you are not reading It s like JD Robb meets Jim Butcher Set in the future, with a strong murder mystery suspense element, the world is the result of a Tech war, where millions died and technology can no longer be trusted Our hero, Adam is a very high level telepath who consults with the police department His partner, Cherabino is a very tough detective who Adam is attracted to, although let m Going by the number of Goodreads andreviews for this series, I say this is the best series you are not reading It s like JD Robb meets Jim Butcher Set in the future, with a strong murder mystery suspense element, the world is the result of a Tech war, where millions died and technology can no longer be trusted Our hero, Adam is a very high level telepath who consults with the police department His partner, Cherabino is a very tough detective who Adam is attracted to, although let me stress the romance is VERY light in these books It reminds me of early Harry Dresden and Murphy s relationship Thrown together not really willingly but it makes for a fun partnership.In Sharp, the second book of this series, Adam has many things going on First and foremost a woman was strangled, her husband is missing and Adam and Cherabino must figure out who murdered her The victim is someone Adam knows from the Guild The Guild plays a big part in this book Adam was a professor at the Guild, until an accident where he accidentally destroyed the minds of three of his best students Thrown out, turning to drugs, Adam eventually became a consultant with the police His sobriety is a daily struggle something I think portrayed so well in this series Even though he was tossed out of the Guild, he is such a strong telepath, they refuse to just let him go and they are an annoying presence in his life With budget cuts coming to the police department, Adam fears he will lose his job His job means everything to him It s that thin thread that gives him purpose and motivation in life to not fall back on drugs.Told only in Adam s POV, he is such an intriguing character He carries such guilt with him for being addicted to drugs and changing the lives of his three students for the worse He does his best to lead a good life now, but the weight he carries is so, so heavy He relies heavy on his AA mentor and his job Due to past events in book one, his telepath gift is weak and he has a telepathic connection to Cherabino that he wants to keep on the down low His powers are not strong, yet he can t let onto anyone that this is the case, further weighing him down His relationship if you can call it that with Cherabino is almost all professional, except the times she catches his thoughts about him thinking about her boobs or something else unprofessional They have great banter back and forth and one day I can t wait to see Cherabino drop her defenses and give into her attraction which I know is there The suspense and mystery plot is well done in this one I love the idea that in this world Tech which is a combination of technology and biological warfare that decimated half of the population is still feared Any technological chip of any kind can make the most powerful scared It s a cool world, and one that is definitely open toexploration.So if you like a futuristic, murder mystery driven world, with a male protagonist that definitely has his share of woes and misery, give this series a shot I recommend starting with book one, Clean You can read my review here.Rating B Alright alright already I get it The hero has guilt issues And rightfully so But I m thinking the author should be feeling pretty guilty too after assaulting the reader time after time after time after time after time I could keep this up all day and not do the guilt expressed in this book justice after time with the hero s guilt issues It might be ok if he felt guilty over different things but there are really only two issues going into this book and they get brought up so often tha Alright alright already I get it The hero has guilt issues And rightfully so But I m thinking the author should be feeling pretty guilty too after assaulting the reader time after time after time after time after time I could keep this up all day and not do the guilt expressed in this book justice after time with the hero s guilt issues It might be ok if he felt guilty over different things but there are really only two issues going into this book and they get brought up so often that Peter Parker looks well adjusted, guiltily speaking, compared to this guy.Having said that there is enough in the character to still root for Plot is decent enough that I never felt like putting the book down and saying, I m not coming back I ll stick around for the next book, but I don t know if I can sit through this guy beating himself up all over again Don t remember the first book being this guilt ridden I m getting a little tired of his affection and excuses for a partner who is physically abusive to him. Just gets better and better Sharp is the second book in the Mindspace Investigation series As a followup to the first, this book does not disappoint Our resident telepath struggles with his recovery on several levels The evolution of the characters and their connections to each other made for well developed plot points There were plenty of surprises, some good and some, OMG, NO This book does well with exploring some backstory, Alex Hughes is excellent in establishing the direction an Just gets better and better Sharp is the second book in the Mindspace Investigation series As a followup to the first, this book does not disappoint Our resident telepath struggles with his recovery on several levels The evolution of the characters and their connections to each other made for well developed plot points There were plenty of surprises, some good and some, OMG, NO This book does well with exploring some backstory, Alex Hughes is excellent in establishing the direction and tone of the next book Diving into the Mindspace of the next book of this series is highly anticipated After a war in which most of humanity was killed, the world has banned the use of tech and especially biological entities that were used in the war Cops, however still have to solve crimes Enter Adam A Level Eight telepath, Adam was kicked out of the Guild of Telepaths because he was an addict and burned out the talents of three of his students Adam has found a niche, however, with the police using his powerful skills in Mindspace to interrogate suspected felons He found this position throu After a war in which most of humanity was killed, the world has banned the use of tech and especially biological entities that were used in the war Cops, however still have to solve crimes Enter Adam A Level Eight telepath, Adam was kicked out of the Guild of Telepaths because he was an addict and burned out the talents of three of his students Adam has found a niche, however, with the police using his powerful skills in Mindspace to interrogate suspected felons He found this position through the intervention of Cherabino, a beautiful police detective In Book 1 in the series, Clean Adam, despite his powerful addiction has learned to stay off of his drug and successfully uses his talent, Kira, his former fianc e from the Guild, and Cherabino to take down a powerful telepathic murderer In the process, Alex sets up a mindbonded LINK with Cherabino, in which he and she can hear each other s thoughts, but burned out most of his powers, which have to recharge.In this book, its only been a short six weeks since the events in Clean Adam is still recovering his abilities Cherabino has been avoiding Adam because she is afraid of their connection through the LINK Adam who is practically in love with Cherabino wants to be with her, but is staying away Hughes is particularly adept in this first person novel of showing how Adam has to overcome many problems The cops s dislike for his mind reading skills, the steps they take to make sure he is not on drugs, the fear of regular citizens for members of the Guild, the drug tests, the minder cop Bellury whose job is to protect Adam from himself, and the fact that they have walled Adam off from his salary But at the same time Hughes shows how Adam has learned how to be a really good cop Its not about only using his talent, he lies and uses all kinds of tools in the interrogations to figure out who is guilty, persuades, finds clues, and uses instinct and others to figure out crimes It was those skills that helped him in the first case As a result, Adam has also gained a bit of notoriety The FBI is interested in using his skills and the Guild is worried that having an independent telepath on the outside could imperil their objectives Meanwhile, Adam has had to hide the fact that his telepathic talents have had to recover from his last case Now they only work part time.Hughes also employs very vivid imagery to describe Adam s descent into Mindspace If you like novels in which PSI talents figure prominently, and I am a big fan, then you will like these books for the cop detective telepath side, the convoluted plots and well drawn war ravaged society with citizenry with amazing medical marvels only dreamt of today, but at same time forced to use basic techology because of the fear of how technology was used in the warIt also helps that Adam is a very likable character Everyone likes an underdog, a story of redemption, a character who overcomes the odds and makes his way.So, when Cherabino asks him to come to a crime scene and use his special skills in Mindspace, Adam wants to help Despite his loss of power and control, Adam can do a kind of forensic view of the crime scene and see a lot of what occurred The police suspect the victim s husband, who beat his wife, but Adam finds through his talent that it was a professional, who killed the victim, Emily Unusually, Emily, who was a former student of Adam seems to have sat complacently while she was strangled with a toothed ligature While Adam and Cherabino join forces to try to solve the crime, Hughes keeps the pressure on him in his private life Cherabino has asked him to evaluate her nephew who has PSI talents, and Adam tries to help him stay outside the Guild The Guild has sent a special agent to evaluate Adam s risk to the Guild interests Adam is not interested in helping the Guild spy on him, but when his Narcotics Anonymous sponsor has a heart attack, Adam asks the Guild for help to save his Sponsor s life, but has to agree to mental monitoring from the Guild Agent Its hard to hide all of his secrets and secret illegal tech when the Guild has a plug right in his brain Adam and Cherabino soon discover a smuggling operation involving illegal biological beings that can be used to circumvent Guild telepaths and be linked to illegal computers and that Fiske, a noted crime lord is involved Cleverly, this is all linked back to the very beginnings of the novel.As Adam and Cherabino get closer to tracking down the killer and how the smuggling operation fits in, Emily s husband once again becomes a link as does another old student of Adam.It s a swift moving mystery with many science fiction details, a richly imagined future in which some people want to bring back technology to take over the world, and its left for one very smart detective and one telepathic detective to overcome his many obstacles, and follow the clues to the ultimate confrontation.I like the world, I like the characters and I like the cops I am sure you will too