The Vitality of Extrasensory Youth

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Lexi Sobado — AKA “Alex,” AKA “Lynx” — is a remarkable young woman. She is immensely educated — none of it formal — and has extrasensory perceptions that warn her of danger. She has a newlywed husband deployed in the Middle East, extra-official relationship with an extra-government entity, and a serial killer after her.

By Monte Dutton
By Monte Dutton

She has it all, at least for the purposes of her creator, Fiona Quinn, who has created a young hero – and in many ways a superhero — to stand the test of time as defined by the author’s series of thrillers, of which Weakest Lynx is the first.

Ms. Quinn’s kickoff is through the end zone. Her game plan is exquisite. The pace of play is variable, mixing cool precision with the occasional shock and awe. Every time the story begins to dawdle, the reader is jarred back to consciousness. The reader gets the same sinking feelings Lexi does after a time.

Uh, oh. He’s nearby. He’s nearby. He’s gonna get her. He’s gonna get her. Ooh. He’s getting her. Poor Lexi.

But … no.

Lexi, as aforementioned, is remarkable. We almost lose her a few times. She almost cracks under brutal pressure. But she is a thoroughly dangerous woman, one who earns the respect of the most thoroughly dangerous men, and if they don’t, it is to their peril.

The reader finds himself tallying up the hints, knowing nothing has been tossed out as scraps, and hastening to the conclusion, knowing pieces will fall into place but wondering how in hell they are going to do so.

One has to suspend disbelief. The author convinces one to do so. It requires little cajoling. It’s fun.


(Jennifer Skutelsky cover design)
(Jennifer Skutelsky cover design)

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(Joe Font cover design)
(Joe Font cover design)

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One thought on “The Vitality of Extrasensory Youth

  1. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing my book. I love my character, Lexi. As I wrote this book, I was crying and cheering along side her. I’m so glad you found it to be a fun read. It was really fun for me to write.

    Cheers, and happy reading to all,

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