Rebecca Jean Downey
Tate Publishing and Enterprises (2014)
Reviewed by William Phenn for Reader Views (03/14)
Article first published as Book Review: ‘Devil Eye’ by Rebecca Jean Downey on Blogcritics.
“Devil Eye” by Rebecca Jean Downey is a continuation of the very compelling story of Penny Larkin, who is a remote viewer or psychic that works with law enforcement. Penny, and her El Paso County Sheriff boyfriend Leo Tellez, fight for truth, justice and the American way.
Penny is asked by the U.S. Marshalls Office to help them in tracking down a Mexican gun runner named Juan Rico. She is also cautioned not to say a word about her investigation or what she is working on to anyone. The Marshall believes that there is a dirty cop in their midst that is working with the Mexican gun smugglers and, as it turns out he has good reason to be concerned. As Penny gets more involved in the smuggling case, she is in the process of following up on a lead when she uncovers more than she bargained for. She was following a few guys from the gang when the smugglers captured her and held her captive in hopes of sending her to Mexico as a slave along with the gun shipment. What happens after Penny is captured will remain a mystery until you read the book.
“Devil Eye” is a very well written novel that kept me on the edge of my seat from the first page to the last. I enjoyed the adventure that Ms. Downey took me on and look forward to enjoying many more from this exciting author. She has kept it rated general audience so it can be enjoyed by all ages. The book is entertaining, descriptive, exciting and suspenseful, along with being well edited and a joy to read. I gave it a very well deserved “A” on my tight grading scale and recommend it to one and all. Pick it up and try it, you will not put it down.