Terminal Point

K.M. Ruiz. St. Martin’s/Dunne, $25.99 (336p) ISBN 978-0-312-68155-5
In a world where nuclear warfare has created telepaths who are enslaved by the “registered pure” elite, archvillain Nathan Serca hides his superhuman extrasensory powers so he can lift off for the Mars colony inhabited by the pure of mind. Nathan’s son and former heir, Lucas, has allied with a group of former Strykers, short-lived psions controlled by the World Court’s implanted mental death switches. They defy Nathan and the Court, who think only of controlling or escaping Earth, and strive to save the planet and its inhabitants, human and psion alike. Though Ruiz (Mind Storm) kills off several of the sympathetic but stiffly drawn characters, kaleidoscopically intricate shifting alliances and relationships, terrifying mental tortures, and near-death experiences and resurrections drive this saga of revolt and renewal and leave plenty of room for future installments. (June)
Reviewed on: 04/02/2012
Release date: 06/19/2012
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