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Just/in time
Williams, Billy Dee, 1937-
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First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Forge, 2000.
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317 pages ; 22 cm
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"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
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FICTION Adult Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Camila Hidalgo, the White House spokesperson, wants her ex-husband, Trent Calloway, to investigate Justin Logos, a controversial New Age cult leader. But Calloway, a former psychic spy who is trying to live a quiet life in the Southwest, thinks there's no reason for the government to intrude in Logos's life. So he and his colleague 'Doc' refuse to use their special talent--remote viewing, the ability to psychically see events occurring elsewhere. But when a lethal virus is released in Washington, D.C., Calloway pinpoints its source to followers of Logos, a man proclaimed by some as the reincarnation of Jesus Christ and called the Anti-Christ by others. Now Calloway, exposed to the virus and facing his own death, must extend his abilities into a new realm. He attempts to return to the near past to create an alternate reality, one where the virus has not been released. In doing so, he hopes to bring back Camila, who he still loves. If he succeeds, he can save lives, including his own, and prevent the chaos that follows. But he soon realizes that he might be a tool in a cosmic plan with far worse consequences than the ones he hoped to elude.

Author Notes

Billy Dee Williams is a renowned stage, television and film actor most noted for his roles in The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and Lady Sings the Blues . He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Rob MacGregor is a New York Times bestselling author and the Edgar Award winning author of Prophecy Rock and many other novels. He lives in Boynton Beach, Florida.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

The second novel featuring former spy Trent Calloway isn't quite as good as its predecessor--Psi/Net [BKL Jl 99]--but it still delivers the goods. Calloway is a "remote viewer": using special mental powers, he is able to see what's going on in faraway locations. Although he retired from government work after an attempt by the CIA to use remote viewers to spy on foreign countries was a bust, he keeps getting pulled back for clandestine assignments. Here his ex-wife, a White House spokesperson, convinces him to use his gifts to investigate Justin Logos, a charismatic cult leader who may be responsible for releasing a deadly virus. Those expecting a serious investigation of the idea that ESP could be used for espionage will be disappointed; on the other hand, readers willing to assume (just for the heck of it) that psychic spying is a reality will have lots of fun with this imaginative thriller. An effective combination of espionage and science fiction. --David Pitt

Publisher's Weekly Review

A psychic with the ability to time-travel, Trent Calloway is the African-American mystery-hunting hero first introduced in PSI/Net. In this second collaboration between actor Williams and Edgar Award winner MacGregor (Hawk Moon), Trent is offered the chance to rekindle his relationship with his ex-wife, Camila Hidalgo. Now the White House press secretary, CamilaÄwho left Trent years ago, when his work as a psychic spy (or remote-viewer) took over his lifeÄshows up at Trent's door to recruit him for a sensitive assignment. Sparks fly, and Trent agrees to check out the job. A healer, Justin, claims to be the son of GodÄsome people think he's the Anti-Christ; others call him a yahoo prophesizing his own rise to power. Regardless, the White House wants him targeted for psychic spying. But when Trent sees Justin in person, he finds the healer harmless and decides to turn down the assignmentÄat least until a bioterrorist attack connected to Justin's followers sends the world into turmoil. In the ensuing action, Trent psychically contacts himself in the past; is contacted by his future self; comes face to face with the good-vs.-evil power struggle at the center of the universe; and tangles with an old nemesis in an alternate universe. The plot is complicated, but it's more fuss than fun, and predictable; the characters are complex, but not all that interesting; most of the action is predictable, the main characters stock, the prose is mediocre. The title does contain a decent pun, however. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved