Friday, January 17, 2014

Amanda-s Eyes, An A. J. Gregson Novel by Kathy DiSanto Book Review and Giveaway


Amanda's eyes gives you a look into law enforcement and a look at the press.  Can  they really work together?  Amanda Joy (AJ)  is a young crime reporter.  She has a hot tip that leads her and two CIIS agents right into an explosive trap.  When she wakes up in the hospital she finds she is banged up& she has lost her eyes.   This would stop most of us right there.  Amanda could have pretended not to remember and went back to life.  A.J. handles it all without a lot of drama I might add.  

 She does NOT let this set back hold her back.  Amanda is determined to catch the bad guys called the Ferrymen more than ever.  Trust me these hit men are seriously bad.   Eventually, Amanda is able to have an eye transplant which will change everything..  

When she returns to life she is in protective custody Amanda discovers not only does she have new eyes she has an incredible (but scary )  new gift.   Will she use the gift for good or will she ignore it  ?   Detective Eagen teams up with Amanda to bring the Ferryman down.  

A.J Gregson is a great female character. She is strong , determined and lets nothing get in her way.  I'd have loved to see a bit of romance between A.J. and detective Eagen.  Oh well. What we did get was a great mystery, crime story.  The bad are truly bad in Amanda's Eyes and the good are good.  The book takes place in 2075 although you won't find a whole lot of different in things. There are some gadgets and tetchy stuff that will stand out .  

I'm giving this a 4 out of 5 stars.  It had a few hiccups but overall a great story.

Think what you see is what you get? Better think again.

Waking up is the pits when you come to in a hospital with a broken arm, a colorful assortment of abrasions and contusions, and a face swathed in bandages. It’s even worse if you can’t remember what hit you.

The bad and the ugly are crime reporter Amanda “A.J.” Gregson’s business. But learning she had a ringside seat for an explosion that killed two agents of the Continental Intelligence and Investigative Service (CIIS), incinerated an entire block of warehouses, and did so much damage to her eyes they had to be surgically removed? Well, that gives the darker side of life a whole new meaning.

Haunted by elusive nightmares, A.J. waits for her transplant and struggles to remember the events leading up to the fateful night of September 4, 2075. Weeks crawl by without a glimmer, before memory finally floods back the night before surgery, every detail brutally clear.

The explosion had been the work of the Ferrymen.

“The Ferrymen. My not-so-magnificent obsession for more than a year. Only a cataclysm could have made me forget. I guess you could call them hitmen. You could also call Einstein a math whiz. Think ruthless. Think unstoppable. Think killers so proficient ‘caught the ferry’ was fast replacing ‘bought the farm’ in common usage, and you have the Ferrymen in a nutshell.”

The transplant surgery goes off without a hitch—welcome news, because A.J. is raring for a rematch with Hell’s Boatmen. But contrary to popular belief, what you see isn’t always what you get. Take her new eyes, for example. Those baby blues may look perfectly normal, but they possess a power that turns her world upside down—the power to see into the hidden dimensions of the human heart.

 When the Sight unmasks the mastermind behind the Ferrymen, the unveiling is as stunning as it is unbelievable. The revelation sets her on course for a second head-collision with evil. Will she survive the final encounter?

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About the Author
Award-winning author Kathy DiSanto wrote her first novel in 1997. That year, she published two romances with Bantam’s Loveswept line. One of them, For Love or Money, won a 1997 Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. 

In 2012, Kathy self-published two futuristic thrillers. Amanda’s Eyes is a near-future paranormal thriller and the first novel in a series featuring crime reporter A.J. Gregson. Why Live? is stand-alone dystopian science-fiction. 

Thanks to her day job as a communications specialist with a major university, Kathy has written more than two hundred features for print and the web. 

She is a member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, the Alliance of Independent Authors, the Independent Author Network, the Independent Author Index, the Indie Writers’ Network, and World Literary Cafe. 

When not writing, she takes brisk walks with Molly and Lucy (her rescue dogs), reads, and indulges in her latest hobby at the firing range.

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