Lay Saints

Lay Saints Lay Saints by Counterfeit Kings author Adam Connell takes readers on a sinister ride through a twisted cityscape where hidden telepaths ply their trade reading or altering the thoughts of the hacks

  • Title: Lay Saints
  • Author: Adam Connell
  • ISBN: 9780985485504
  • Page: 484
  • Format: ebook
  • Lay Saints, by Counterfeit Kings author Adam Connell, takes readers on a sinister ride through a twisted cityscape where hidden telepaths ply their trade, reading or altering the thoughts of the hacks around them, for the right price.Lay Saints opens with Calder, a man whose special abilities nearly drove him insane, until he learned how to shut out the static of other pLay Saints, by Counterfeit Kings author Adam Connell, takes readers on a sinister ride through a twisted cityscape where hidden telepaths ply their trade, reading or altering the thoughts of the hacks around them, for the right price.Lay Saints opens with Calder, a man whose special abilities nearly drove him insane, until he learned how to shut out the static of other people s thoughts and make money from reading minds.He continues to avoid people as much as he can but eventually his nomadic existence takes him to New York, for the first time In the city, one gang of black market telepaths figures out who and what he is They force him to help them pull off a big ticket job, swaying the vote of a powerful politician Backing out isn t an option.There s another gang, secretly operating out of an upscale nightclub, working the other side of this job, and soon Calder is caught in a lethal game of manipulation and shifting alliances His romance with a dancer named Tamm strengthens his resolve to leave the city and its telepaths far behind, but neither side in this war will just allow the couple to go Everyone s got a use for Calder, and no one wants to see him cross over to the competition.Connell s gritty and provocative tale is filled with fascinating characters, all seeking to get an edge over each other in the city that never sleeps where no good deed goes unpunished.

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    1. Connell's LAY SAINTS is a sprawling noir-ish thriller. Set in a contemporary New York and populated with thugs, the element that takes the novel out of "mystery" or "thriller" strictly speaking is that the main characters are telepaths. Connell's emphasis on them is light - their skills are critical (to them as characters and to the plot of the book), but he doesn't go into how they do what they do and he buries their abilities into the world as simply another aspect of a criminal underworld. Th [...]

    2. Calder, an apparently young, attractive man with extraordinary powers, is hired to influence a local politician. The problem, as it turns out, is this politician cannot be influenced. Not only is he ethical, he’s also a stone (meaning his mind can’t be influenced via supernatural means). Calder falls for a stripper, who works for a local supernatural mob boss. She turns out to have a heart of gold, and there’s hope for these two. However, his boss’s rival and a host of other supernatural [...]

    3. What could make a more interesting story than New York City organized crime with a scifi twist? Nothing, luckily this book has all that and more. Lay Saints involves two competing organized crime syndicates, who all happen to have some level of telepathy, with contracts to influence the outcome of a political issue. This is a great cross between science fiction and crime story.The story is narrated by Big Sir, a member of one of these syndicates currently in prison, who's talent is that he can " [...]

    4. In Adam Connell’s Lay Saints two extrasensory crime syndicates vie for influence over an impenetrable Politician's mind and vote.A mysterious prisoner and powerful remote viewer narrates the story--with occasional interjections-- to a memory wiped cellmate whose identity isn’t revealed until the very end. This unusual method of story-telling was a compelling touch which added an extra layer of mystery.Calder, a lonely drifter, is conflicted in his want to both flee from and form connections [...]

    5. Excellent. I really liked this book about telepaths who use their talent to make money. They can actually change the thoughts you have. Definitely recommend this.

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