Book Reviews of Special Effects (Family, Bk 1)

Special Effects (Family, Bk 1)
Special Effects - Family, Bk 1
Author: Kevin McCarthy, David Silva
ISBN-13: 9780886779207
ISBN-10: 0886779200
Publication Date: 1/1/2001
Pages: 448
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: DAW
Book Type: Paperback
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Think Patterson's MAXIMUM RIDE, but they don't have wings--they have special talents. And they aren't just kids, but young adults. But the government agency (especially one possibly round-the-bend agent) wants them back under control, and the agent wants revenge on the man who gave his project a black eye by helping his 'subjects' escape...

From back cover: It began as a CIA project, an experimental program in mind spying. Then priorities shifted and the PSI Project was no longer considered essential. But Samuel Hunter wasn't about to abandon the project. Not when he could use his three young recruits---Summer Mann, James Powell, and Kate Mimeaux--for far more than spying.
But when Hunter tried to make Summer into his personal assassin co-worker Michael Hastings had had enough. So Hastings came up with the Great Escape. Changing his name to Kevin McConnell, he and his three charges fled cross-country, losing themselves in Los Angeles.
Kevin knew Hunter would never give up the chase, but for now they were safe--at least until Kevin ran into someone fro his own past, Police Detective Lieutenant Daniel Kaufman. Kaufman was willing to protect Kevin's new 'family' but wanted something in return--their help.
Someone--or something--was killing the special effects people in Hollywood, and the police were stumped. Kevin's kids might be able to provide the clues the police needed through their special talents. Still, Kaufman wouldn't have asked if he could have foreseen the deadly jeopard his request would place them in . . .
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It began with a CIA operation, an experimental program in mind-spying. Then priorities shifted and the PSI Project was no longer considered essentil. But Samuel Hunter wasn't about to abandon the project. Not when he could use his three young recruits- Summer Mann, James Powell, and Kate mimeaux-for far more than spying.
But when Hunter tried to make summer into his personal assassin, coworker Michael Hastings has had had enough. So Hastings came up with the Great Wscape. Changing his name to Kevin McConnell, he andhis three charges fled cross-country, losing themselves in Los Angeles.
Kevin knew Hunter would never give up the chase, but for now they were safe- at least until Kevin ran into someone from his own past, Police Detective Lieutenant Daniel Kaufman. Kaufman was willing to protect Kevin's new "family" but wanted something in return-their help. Someone-or something_was killing the special effects people in Hollwood, and the plice were stumped. Kevin's kids might be able to provide the clues the plice needed through their special talents. Still, Kaufman wouldn't have asked if he could have foreseen the deadly jeopardy his request would place them in...
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I loved this book - was up until 4:30 am reading, and fell asleep in class the next morning! A real page-turner.