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Abigail Cooper makes a living as a psychic, using her vision to stop others from making a killing on murder. Now, as the FBI’s newest Civilian Profiler, she can add something else to her resume—spy. FROM PSYCHIC EYE TO PSYCHIC SPY The CIA and Air Force need Abby Cooper’s help. The military has developed a software surveillance system able to lock onto any individual’s uniq Abigail Cooper makes a living as a psychic, using her vision to stop others from making a killing on murder. Now, as the FBI’s newest Civilian Profiler, she can add something else to her resume—spy. FROM PSYCHIC EYE TO PSYCHIC SPY The CIA and Air Force need Abby Cooper’s help. The military has developed a software surveillance system able to lock onto any individual’s unique aura. The problem is, the drone carrying the software has gone missing, and the implications to national security could be devastating. To get the drone back, Uncle Sam must recruit a special agent—a very special agent in the form of professional psychic, Abigail Cooper. With her fiancé Dutch Rivers by her side, Abby is eager to do her patriotic duty and stop the criminals before they set their diabolical plan into motion. But the deeper Abby gets involved in counter intelligence, the more she makes herself a prime target…  


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Abigail Cooper makes a living as a psychic, using her vision to stop others from making a killing on murder. Now, as the FBI’s newest Civilian Profiler, she can add something else to her resume—spy. FROM PSYCHIC EYE TO PSYCHIC SPY The CIA and Air Force need Abby Cooper’s help. The military has developed a software surveillance system able to lock onto any individual’s uniq Abigail Cooper makes a living as a psychic, using her vision to stop others from making a killing on murder. Now, as the FBI’s newest Civilian Profiler, she can add something else to her resume—spy. FROM PSYCHIC EYE TO PSYCHIC SPY The CIA and Air Force need Abby Cooper’s help. The military has developed a software surveillance system able to lock onto any individual’s unique aura. The problem is, the drone carrying the software has gone missing, and the implications to national security could be devastating. To get the drone back, Uncle Sam must recruit a special agent—a very special agent in the form of professional psychic, Abigail Cooper. With her fiancé Dutch Rivers by her side, Abby is eager to do her patriotic duty and stop the criminals before they set their diabolical plan into motion. But the deeper Abby gets involved in counter intelligence, the more she makes herself a prime target…  

30 review for Vision Impossible

  1. 5 out of 5

    Karen

    I have loved all of Victoria Laurie's books. Up to this one. For me, when Abby and Dutch moved from Michigan to Austin, the series lost its spark. Now, it seems like the last two books are FBI stories with Abby and Dutch with a little bit of psychic thrown in. I miss the funny misadventures of Abby in her world before Dutch became so heavily involved. I realize characters do change and move on but at the end of the last two books, someone has always been gravely injured and it's kind of Debbie Do I have loved all of Victoria Laurie's books. Up to this one. For me, when Abby and Dutch moved from Michigan to Austin, the series lost its spark. Now, it seems like the last two books are FBI stories with Abby and Dutch with a little bit of psychic thrown in. I miss the funny misadventures of Abby in her world before Dutch became so heavily involved. I realize characters do change and move on but at the end of the last two books, someone has always been gravely injured and it's kind of Debbie Downer to read 'em. I wouldn't ever try to tell an author how to write or what to write about but I would love to see a big change in Abby's world if she continues this series. My two cents worth.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Paige

    I have really enjoyed the Abby Cooper series. Each of the books in the series has had some exciting and light-hearted adventures. Unfortunately this book did not have the same recipe as the others and fell off the wagon. From the beginning, the story seemed contrived, formulated, and juvenile. The ending was too predictable. I figured it within the first few chapters. And no, I’m not the type of person who easily figures out the resolution to mysteries. The story seemed contrived—flat out fake. I I have really enjoyed the Abby Cooper series. Each of the books in the series has had some exciting and light-hearted adventures. Unfortunately this book did not have the same recipe as the others and fell off the wagon. From the beginning, the story seemed contrived, formulated, and juvenile. The ending was too predictable. I figured it within the first few chapters. And no, I’m not the type of person who easily figures out the resolution to mysteries. The story seemed contrived—flat out fake. It was hard for me to buy in to it. From what I understand Victoria Laurie bases her stories on real life stories (or myths). I find this one hard to believe—retired cop and fiancé (professional psychic) recruited to recover stolen, classified, military Intel. Sure…Abbott and Costello also seem equally qualified to do the job. One more thing—Abby is psychic. Her abilities were barely mentioned in the book. The story didn’t really have the cohesion and flow Abby’s usual adventures do. It seemed they were following a dialogue that wasn’t fitting. The conversations seemed contrived and formulated just to fit into the plot of the story. It proved frustrating to me and I never felt like I got into the story’s rhythm. What really bothered me the most was that each serious predicament introduced to the story had me laughing because it was like witnessing elementary students plot against each other. The scenarios or solutions suggested (by Abby of all people) were so far fetched and obvious. Abby Cooper, with her lack of experience and knowledge, can easily outsmart career criminal masterminds. Sure. The US government would send she and Dutch in for a covert retrieval operation and would completely bungle EVERYTHING—including the background information. Sorry—not buying it. The book reminded me of a combination of the movies Spies Like Us and Stripes with one exception—the movies were supposed to be comical. The book wasn’t supposed to be a comedy. I really hope the next book snaps back to the fun, psychic Abby who gets herself into trouble.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Graylark

    This one was annoying. The whole series tends towards light and a bit silly, I get that. But the plot and everything that happened here was beyond absurd and encroached on stupidity. Going into deep cover as a spy using a wig that falls off instead of dying your hair? Randomly switching the cover about three times during the mission? Bringing important mission files and just leaving them lying about in the room for any intruder or visitor to spot? Making it a Juliet must save Romeo quest instead This one was annoying. The whole series tends towards light and a bit silly, I get that. But the plot and everything that happened here was beyond absurd and encroached on stupidity. Going into deep cover as a spy using a wig that falls off instead of dying your hair? Randomly switching the cover about three times during the mission? Bringing important mission files and just leaving them lying about in the room for any intruder or visitor to spot? Making it a Juliet must save Romeo quest instead of a life-or-death mission for country the minute either of them takes an injury? Being all concerned with lovey dovey jealousy over fake romancing someone undercover instead of, you know, actually getting the mission done? The mission was also a comedy of errors as apparently both the FBI and CIA were so incompetent that the hero and heroine were sent off with all sorts of erroneous or missing information. P. S. (view spoiler)[ Grimkov would have been the one saving factor here as he was a surprisingly complex and interesting character--at first. Then it was revealed that he was one of the good guys all along--snore--and he lost all the shades of gray and everything was rigidly black and white once again. (hide spoiler)]

  4. 5 out of 5

    Myhotstylist

    What a HUGE dissapointment. Ive been following Abby for quite some time now, and this book just felt off... almost like it was a different writer using Abby and Dutch as their characters. I didnt even make it to 100 pages before I finally put the book down. I wasnt crazy about all the spy mumbo-jumbo and the russian names. There was just too much information shoved in my face in the beginning, it was hard to keep up. Im not sure what the deal is when series go from paperback into hardcover but I What a HUGE dissapointment. Ive been following Abby for quite some time now, and this book just felt off... almost like it was a different writer using Abby and Dutch as their characters. I didnt even make it to 100 pages before I finally put the book down. I wasnt crazy about all the spy mumbo-jumbo and the russian names. There was just too much information shoved in my face in the beginning, it was hard to keep up. Im not sure what the deal is when series go from paperback into hardcover but Im noticeing this trend with a lot of my favorite series. Seems like once they get published in hardcover, the stories go downhill. This same thing happen with Madelyn Alt and Nancy J Cohen's series. Once they go hardcover, they get thumbs down. As much as I love Abby, Im still willing to try the 10th book when it releases, with toes and fingers crossed that it will be better than this one was.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Nancy

    First, I have to commend Ms Laurie for the ending of this book -I did not see it coming. Most cozies (I think this book is a cozy, but her writing style is starting to change) writers follow a conventional plan and lead you down a rosy path to a predictable ending where all the loose ends are tied up and they all live happily ever after. This one, on the other hand, has a nice twist at the end that has you wondering, “what did I miss”. Loved that. Following up where the last one ended, Abby is First, I have to commend Ms Laurie for the ending of this book -I did not see it coming. Most cozies (I think this book is a cozy, but her writing style is starting to change) writers follow a conventional plan and lead you down a rosy path to a predictable ending where all the loose ends are tied up and they all live happily ever after. This one, on the other hand, has a nice twist at the end that has you wondering, “what did I miss”. Loved that. Following up where the last one ended, Abby is now a FBI Civilian Profiler and has been thrown into a very precarious position with Dutch. They must fill the shoes of a weapons dealer and track down a drone aircraft before it falls into the wrong hands. Lots of bumps and bruises later both Dutch and Abby find themselves in a life or death struggle with a suspect that they thought they had seen the last of. But no, even Abby’s psychic abilities did not see this one coming. Vision Impossible is a definite departure from the previous books in this series. For the most part, the usual characters are missing and the storyline is much edgier, not the usual funny escapades that Abby usually finds herself and her “crew” in. Don’t know if this is the new future for this series, I cannot say that it is a bad direction, just different. I hope she brings back her old friends and some more of the crazy antics, we will just have to wait and see what new path Abbey and her abilities will go down next.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Steph

    Vision Impossible's mystery involves national security. A device has been stolen, which leads to Dutch and Abby being called in to go undercover in an attempt to retrieve it. While the couple's lives have been in danger in the past, the stakes are considerably higher while on this case. I loved the thrilling ride from beginning to end. It was nice to learn more about Agent Frost and meet a new character, Maks Grinkov, who may or may not appear in future installments. This was my favorite installm Vision Impossible's mystery involves national security. A device has been stolen, which leads to Dutch and Abby being called in to go undercover in an attempt to retrieve it. While the couple's lives have been in danger in the past, the stakes are considerably higher while on this case. I loved the thrilling ride from beginning to end. It was nice to learn more about Agent Frost and meet a new character, Maks Grinkov, who may or may not appear in future installments. This was my favorite installment to date. I continue to enjoy this series - I like all of the main characters, the stories are entertaining, and the books are a fun, quick read. Abby and Dutch's relationship has grown, Abby's life - as a psychic - has changed quite a lot since we first met her; Abby's inclusion as an FBI consultant has provided a new avenue for her abilities, new character growth and further growth for the couple. All in all, things necessary to keep a series entertaining and moving forward. Rating: ✮✮✮✮½

  7. 4 out of 5

    Meg

    This book was amazing! I literally sat down to read it and stayed up until 3:00 am finishing it. I love that even though things were a bit different, they were still very much the same. While some of the characters are slightly absent from this book, it's clear they will be returning and Victoria Laurie is just setting Abby up for a slightly different track than she started off with in Book 1. I normally am not a fan of things lining up "just so" but this book did it nicely. I'm trying to avoid This book was amazing! I literally sat down to read it and stayed up until 3:00 am finishing it. I love that even though things were a bit different, they were still very much the same. While some of the characters are slightly absent from this book, it's clear they will be returning and Victoria Laurie is just setting Abby up for a slightly different track than she started off with in Book 1. I normally am not a fan of things lining up "just so" but this book did it nicely. I'm trying to avoid any spoilers but I'll just say I loved the ending and maybe I had a happy tear drop down at the very end of the book; I'm sentimental like that. I'm dying to read th enext one!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Sally

    This is the ninth book in the Psychic Eye series with Abby Cooper, psychic intuitive. This time, Abby gets herself deep in the action and danger by accepting an assignment for the CIA alongside her FBI boyfriend, Dutch Rivers. Abby and Dutch are asked to retrieve a top-secret weapon that has been stolen from the US government. Other agents sent in to recover it have been killed, so Abby knows this won't be easy. They have to rub elbows with some of the most seedy kingpins in the underworld and pl This is the ninth book in the Psychic Eye series with Abby Cooper, psychic intuitive. This time, Abby gets herself deep in the action and danger by accepting an assignment for the CIA alongside her FBI boyfriend, Dutch Rivers. Abby and Dutch are asked to retrieve a top-secret weapon that has been stolen from the US government. Other agents sent in to recover it have been killed, so Abby knows this won't be easy. They have to rub elbows with some of the most seedy kingpins in the underworld and place their lives on the line at nearly every corner. Just when you think you've figured out "who dunnit," you'll be shocked to learn that you haven't.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jaclyn

    This book started off very slowly for me. It didn't have a lot of the usual "Abby readings" that I really enjoy, so it was starting off to become my least favorite book in the series. However, all of a sudden, everything picked up and it never slowed down. There were several unexpected twists and turns, and it became very difficult to put down. Overall, it still didn't have as much of Abby's psychic abilities as I would have liked, but all the action and suspense definitely made up for it all. 4 This book started off very slowly for me. It didn't have a lot of the usual "Abby readings" that I really enjoy, so it was starting off to become my least favorite book in the series. However, all of a sudden, everything picked up and it never slowed down. There were several unexpected twists and turns, and it became very difficult to put down. Overall, it still didn't have as much of Abby's psychic abilities as I would have liked, but all the action and suspense definitely made up for it all. 4 solid stars.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

    VISION IMPOSSIBLE Victoria Laurie Kindle Edition: 453 KB Publisher: NAL (July 5, 2011) Sold by: Penguin Publishing Hardcover: 368 pages Publisher: New American Library; 1st edition (July 5, 2011) Book provided by Publicist for eading and possible review. No remuneration was exchanged and all thought are my own unless otherwise noted. Read 6/13-14 No ick and refreshingly little cliché. Please enter the giveaway at the end of the review and author bio. Product Description Abby Cooper's next mission may trul VISION IMPOSSIBLE Victoria Laurie Kindle Edition: 453 KB Publisher: NAL (July 5, 2011) Sold by: Penguin Publishing Hardcover: 368 pages Publisher: New American Library; 1st edition (July 5, 2011) Book provided by Publicist for eading and possible review. No remuneration was exchanged and all thought are my own unless otherwise noted. Read 6/13-14 No ick and refreshingly little cliché. Please enter the giveaway at the end of the review and author bio. Product Description Abby Cooper's next mission may truly be impossible... Abby Cooper, the FBI's newest Civilian Profiler, is adding Spy to her resume. The military's digital photography software that captures one's aura- just like Abby can-sits in a drone aircraft that's been stolen. It's a major breach in security as every country's leader can be identified by their aura... Abby springs into action to stop the criminals before they set their diabolical plan into motion, while making herself a prime target. amazon.com My thoughts: I really was not imagining I would like this book as much as I did. I thought it was going to be some cookie cutter Chick lit, but I was pleasantly surprised! And learned once again about making assumptions! Victoria, the writer is a renowned psychic. So, when she discusses Abigail's talents it is very forthright and there isn't too much suspension of disbelief required. I like how the type of gift she has is called intuitive. It make sense that we could have a more highly developed intuitive nature. This is at least the ninth book in this series. Never having heard of it before, I thought there would be a lot missing without back-story. But, this book stood really well on its own and if I didn't know about the series I wouldn't have even known. That's pretty good proof that she is "not phoning it in," as can happen with some long series. I am surprised I hadn't run across Laurie's work before. Character is more complicated because it's a series. You can't profile each character in each book; it would bore the followers. Some characters, like Abigail, Maks (a wealthy bookie) and Frost (A CIA agent) are well developed. Dutch, Abigail's fiance,was not so developed, but he was undercover as another character in the story. While we learn a lot about the character he is posing as, we don't know Dutch himself very well. We know he is honorable and devoted to Abigail, who he calls Edgar. But, in this book, we know more about the man he is posing as, DeVries a nasty, woman beating, arms dealer. The plot was very intricate with a lot of surprises all throughout the book. Until the end, I didn't know who dunnit! It was as intricate as one of the Bourne Supremacy books. There are several times where you think that someone important to the plot is going to die and that an HEA is not in the cards (and it can't be an HEA for everybody, right?). Although it was intricate the cast of characters was not huge so I was able to keep track of what was happening. I loved how smart Abigail is, and how she thinks. She has a great, and often snarky sense of humor, even when she is in trouble. When Dutch is in trouble she is a tough nut and gets very upset about the pain and danger he is in and she will go to any length to save him. She actually bails him out quite a bit. Frost is frosty until Abigail warms his personality up and Maks is like a hot Slavic blanket. But, I still had the feeling with Frost that if your got too close the door would slam shut. And, with Maks, the nicest blanket can turn out to be too hot. My final thoughts are this is a well written and exciting book with a lot of action and a smart psychic who, mostly, gets in trouble and then usually gets her self out of it too. I highly recommend Vision Impossible. Awesome beach book!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    I'm always so unsure how and if I should review a book this far into a series. But since I haven't reviewed any of the other ones in the series, I figure I'll go ahead and try to give a rather light review and overview of the whole series. I picked up the first book in the series because I loved the idea of a psychic solving mysteries. I love my paranormal and I do love a good mystery with romance. This series has all that and is really fun and light. I always have a good laugh and enjoy myself. I'm always so unsure how and if I should review a book this far into a series. But since I haven't reviewed any of the other ones in the series, I figure I'll go ahead and try to give a rather light review and overview of the whole series. I picked up the first book in the series because I loved the idea of a psychic solving mysteries. I love my paranormal and I do love a good mystery with romance. This series has all that and is really fun and light. I always have a good laugh and enjoy myself. Abby has been a psychic working on different cases for the police almost since book one. While that sounds like it may get boring after awhile, it doesn't with this series. I love that the author comes up with such new and interesting mysteries every single book. She also always brings in new characters and new settings to keep things fresh. At first I was missing Abby's best friend who didn't show up at all during this book but we get a new hot criminal Maks to fill the space. Something important from the government has been stolen and it's up to Dutch and Abby to bring it home. While Abby can't deny Maks is hot and definitely gets her heart racing, she will forever be devoted to super sweet Dutch. The two make an excellent pair although all their disagreements always make me chuckle. Dutch wants to protect Abby but Abby wants to stand by his side. There is always some interesting police action, shootings, fighting, arguments, disguises, and all around hilarious shenanigans. The mystery is usually always a shock to me too. I hate when it is predicable and for this book I especially didn't see the who done it coming. Already awaiting book 10! "I don't want to wait," he whispered. "I want to marry you, Abigail Cooper, and putting it off feels wrong. We don't need a big fancy wedding. Just you, me, and the preacher." "Just promise me that you'll meet me at the end of that aisle, okay?" "Oh, I come with skills," I told him with a stroke to his sideburn. Dutch grinned again. "Babe, I know all about those skills, and the minute these ribs heal and you feel one hundred percent, we're putting those skill to good use again."

  12. 5 out of 5

    JadeShea

    Abby and Dutch must go undercover with the CIA to help protect national security. However, things aren't going according to plan, and as things start changing quickly, Abby must learn to roll with the punches, but it seems everyone has underestimated her, including the bad guys. Abby will do everything she can to keep Dutch safe, and she will do everything she can to help out her country as well. This book was utterly amazing! The best of the series so far! I couldn't believe how awesome and bad Abby and Dutch must go undercover with the CIA to help protect national security. However, things aren't going according to plan, and as things start changing quickly, Abby must learn to roll with the punches, but it seems everyone has underestimated her, including the bad guys. Abby will do everything she can to keep Dutch safe, and she will do everything she can to help out her country as well. This book was utterly amazing! The best of the series so far! I couldn't believe how awesome and bad-ass Abby was in this one. She totally blew me away with her smarts, however, I was a little disappointed that it seemed more about her smarts than her gift in this one. But, I still loved the story, and I can't wait for more. This one was filled with suspense, drama, laughs, and a whole lot more. I adored it!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Stewie's Mom

    I've read all the books in this series, including this latest book. I have to give it a 2 star rating because I didn't really enjoy it very much. The series started off really well, but I've lost interest in Abby and Dutch. This latest book barely kept my interest, making it very difficult to finish. I stopped enjoying the series as soon as Abby and Dutch moved to Texas. I miss Dave the handyman. I miss her independence and spunk. I can't say I'd pick up another one in this series. I've read all the books in this series, including this latest book. I have to give it a 2 star rating because I didn't really enjoy it very much. The series started off really well, but I've lost interest in Abby and Dutch. This latest book barely kept my interest, making it very difficult to finish. I stopped enjoying the series as soon as Abby and Dutch moved to Texas. I miss Dave the handyman. I miss her independence and spunk. I can't say I'd pick up another one in this series.

  14. 5 out of 5

    ✴ Cindy ✴

    I keep getting amazed at Ms. Laurie's writing abilities. She's got me hooked and I love every second of it. Maks was an interesting character in this book. I like that Abby was attracted to him. I keep getting amazed at Ms. Laurie's writing abilities. She's got me hooked and I love every second of it. Maks was an interesting character in this book. I like that Abby was attracted to him.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Lyndsey

    ***Re-Read: March 4, 2016*** ***Re-Read: April 23, 2014***

  16. 4 out of 5

    Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*

    Very different from the others, although fun

  17. 4 out of 5

    Kathrin

    Sooooo... I am a big Abby Cooper fan, but even for me this was a little over the top. I will still keep on reading the series! 😬

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Please don't read this review before reading the book. Though I've refrained from using characters' names, I still reveal enough to spoil the plot. There are problems with this book -- more so than in any other entry in this generally fun series -- but the primary ones are not necessarily those mentioned by some other reviewers. One complains that Abby's psychic powers are seldom used. I disagree. I found they were employed about as frequently as normal, but that they were dormant at moments when Please don't read this review before reading the book. Though I've refrained from using characters' names, I still reveal enough to spoil the plot. There are problems with this book -- more so than in any other entry in this generally fun series -- but the primary ones are not necessarily those mentioned by some other reviewers. One complains that Abby's psychic powers are seldom used. I disagree. I found they were employed about as frequently as normal, but that they were dormant at moments when they should have been extremely active. For instance, Abby is hit on the head from behind and later nearly strangled, also from behind. Her 'crew' is silent each time, yet they are able to warn her at the drop of a hat elsewhere (as when the hit man riddles her car with bullets). That they twice wouldn't alert her to the presence of an enemy sneaking up from her blind side is difficult to swallow. (Granted, she was sleeping in the second instance, but why didn't her crew warn her before she went to sleep, and why didn't they give her bad feelings about her assailant the next time she met him?) Elsewhere a reviewer finds the ending too easy to see coming, complaining that she had it figured out "within the first few chapters". But while one of the characters whodunit is introduced in chapter three, the other is not mentioned until chapter five, and plays no meaningful role until chapter eight. Granted, at that point the reader begins to harbor suspicions about the second character, and perhaps even the first character, but it would take a psychic to guess the roles each will eventually play, and, for that matter, to know that the bad arms dealer is really a spy for the good guys. There is, however, a major problem lurking near the conclusion that ruins the novel. When the hanging body of the aforementioned first character whodunit is found, neither the super FBI agent nor the arms dealer turned spy bothers to take two seconds to confirm that the character is dead. They should have checked (if only for humanitarian reasons) because turning blue is not a sure sign that a person is dead (ask an obstetrician). The FBI agent at least should know that. But the real whopper here is that Abby, the woman who can glance at a photograph and tell whether that person is alive or dead, is fooled into believing that a living, breathing person is actually a corpse! Later, when the reader finds the character to be alive, it's truly laughable, and at that point the book rapidly falls apart. (For its mangling of the laws of physics, the parachuting scene that closes out the action is simply embarrassing.) The other problem I had with Vision Impossible is that there is way too much sentiment displayed. Yes, we know Dutch and Abby are gaga over each other, but to have them descend into clinging, treacly emotion every single time there's danger renders both characters insipid and farcifies their romance. It's not only annoying, it derails the plot and shuffles the suspense into the background. Less is more -- a rule the author needs to relearn. If you've read Laurie's other Psychic Eye mysteries, you can't help but be disappointed in this one. Too much of it is formulaic: there's the ever-present agent/spy whom Abby thinks is mean, but who is won over by her in the end; the rash of injuries that Dutch and Abby receive that never truly slows them down; the heated arguments about Abby going on the mission; and so on. I still like the characters, though some of my favorites were absent here. The reviewer who mentioned that the series seems to have lost humor and direction since the cast moved south is absolutely correct. I just hope that with Dutch and Abby's marriage on the horizon the next book will rediscover some of the magic the series has lost.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Sandie Herron

    Offered a way to help “save her country,” new civilian profiler for the FBI Abby Cooper does not really want this opportunity, until she hears all the details and learns that her boyfriend Dutch will also be involved. She accepts the mission and begins some grueling training on self defense, how to attack and how to stop an attack, basically taking “spy lessons.” She also has to adopt a disguise so that no one will know who she is or that she is psychic. While she’s been learning to take care of Offered a way to help “save her country,” new civilian profiler for the FBI Abby Cooper does not really want this opportunity, until she hears all the details and learns that her boyfriend Dutch will also be involved. She accepts the mission and begins some grueling training on self defense, how to attack and how to stop an attack, basically taking “spy lessons.” She also has to adopt a disguise so that no one will know who she is or that she is psychic. While she’s been learning to take care of herself, Dutch has been involved in the case undercover as a buyer for a new technology. A special military camera can detect people’s auras, just as Abby can do. However, the owners of this camera have, as reference, the aura of every major political and military leader in the world. This could lead to chaos in the wrong hands. Those currently in possession of the camera have loaded it into a drone aircraft that can hover and when it finds the aura of the target person, it can shoot poison darts that kill within minutes. The new weapon is being auctioned off at a weekend extravaganza in the Canadian wilderness where the men show off their muscles while their ladies are gorgeous females dripping off their arms. Not literally but those are the attitudes behind the formal wear worn in the evenings. The auction is held at one man’s estate which is very difficult to reach, even by plane, and is defended on all sides, since it occupies an island. Abby attends on the arm of a diplomat while Dutch attends as a potential buyer. They are not mated or paired together so they must work out a way to communicate without anyone becoming suspicious. They must stop the sale of this camera. This adventure had more “meat” to it and more to follow with identities and counter identities, pairing of couples together who really belonged elsewhere. Escape from the mission is just about impossible, so things can’t go wrong without dire consequences. I very much enjoyed this very suspenseful episode in the lives of Abby and Dutch. I found it very interesting to learn just how much training is involved to become a “spy” with the espionage and counter espionage. Always one factor balancing a counter measure. It really helped Abby see just how valuable on a grander scale her own perceptions could be. Elizabeth Michaels reads beautifully, reading each character as distinct from others plus handling the foreign accents of all the foreign buyers of this weapon quite well. Being the ninth book in the series she has read, I have become very comfortable with her voice and her portrayals of the main characters. All in all, a suspenseful and dangerous episode in the life of Abby Cooper, civilian profiler for the FBI and secret spy to save world leaders and their countries.

  20. 5 out of 5

    ☘Misericordia☘ ⚡ϟ⚡⛈⚡☁ ❇️❤❣

    I loved it!!! It was increadibly, believably, expectedly good!!! It has turned out to be by far more fantabulous than I even expected it to be and I expected all the best!!! I'm doing a happy dance right now (mentally) about this installment and am congratulating myself that I managed to keep myself from reading book # 9 before book # 10 was out. Now I am devoted to reading both in a row and it is likely to make my day (and night:)! Some people were talking about disliking the fact that Abby I loved it!!! It was increadibly, believably, expectedly good!!! It has turned out to be by far more fantabulous than I even expected it to be and I expected all the best!!! I'm doing a happy dance right now (mentally) about this installment and am congratulating myself that I managed to keep myself from reading book # 9 before book # 10 was out. Now I am devoted to reading both in a row and it is likely to make my day (and night:)! Some people were talking about disliking the fact that Abby wasn't omniscient. Well, news flash for them - people rarely are so, no matter what physical or metaphysical faculties they possess. It is easy to know everything in hindsight and even more so while reading a book. Had we been living in a book, we might have made a lot worse than charachters did. And, while I was really sorry that both Abby and Dutch were on gurneys at the end of this book, it sort of clicked with me as right now I am dealing with an old sports trauma that flared up and got me another trauma to go with a surgery to follow. I really hope everyone in the book and myself here, we all will get better. And I hope the instalment # 10 will give me an inspiring example of a speedy recovery))). Thank you, Victoria, for keeping this series up to the standart! I can't get enough of it, it's totally addictive. I think that if there were, say, 110 books in it, I would be already done with them and still asking for more!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Tracy

    I've really enjoyed the misadventures of Abby and her relationships with her spiritual guides. But I really had a hard time liking this story. There were points where I just wanted to roll my eyes. Seriously? ...a civilian, untrained, inexperienced, new to crime-fighting psychic is leading an international CIA mission, and the CIA is taking her advice...not just for ESP clues but actual guidance in a mission? I felt foolish reading parts of this book -- even went as far as to hide the book while I've really enjoyed the misadventures of Abby and her relationships with her spiritual guides. But I really had a hard time liking this story. There were points where I just wanted to roll my eyes. Seriously? ...a civilian, untrained, inexperienced, new to crime-fighting psychic is leading an international CIA mission, and the CIA is taking her advice...not just for ESP clues but actual guidance in a mission? I felt foolish reading parts of this book -- even went as far as to hide the book while I was reading in the lunchroom at work. I've never done that before. I really liked Abby when she worked with regular people and didn't seem so full of herself. The earlier stories were more believable and Abby was more likeable. That said, though, I still loved reading about Abby's ability to read aura's, and how her guides feed her information. Dutch is great, too. I look forward to the next Abby mystery... I'm hoping that the old Abby will poke her head through again, and I anxiously await the next Victoria Laurie book because I've enjoyed them all.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Kaitlynn

    This book was amazing! Even though things were different, it was still a good book. While some of the characters were not in this book, it's clear they will be returning and Victoria Laurie is just setting Abby up for a slightly different track than she started off with in Book 1. I normally am not a fan of things lining up "just so" but this book did it nicely. I'm trying to avoid any spoilers but I'll just say I loved the ending. I'm dying to read the next one! You guys would love this book if This book was amazing! Even though things were different, it was still a good book. While some of the characters were not in this book, it's clear they will be returning and Victoria Laurie is just setting Abby up for a slightly different track than she started off with in Book 1. I normally am not a fan of things lining up "just so" but this book did it nicely. I'm trying to avoid any spoilers but I'll just say I loved the ending. I'm dying to read the next one! You guys would love this book if you are in to mysteries.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Melodie

    I have always enjoyed this series, but felt as though I'd been robbed of an evening of my time when I finished this one. I was sorry to see that this series had gone to hardcover releases now, and you can be sure that I'll only read the next one when it comes out in paperback and then only if it's not a "spy" story like this one was. Huge waste of time! I have always enjoyed this series, but felt as though I'd been robbed of an evening of my time when I finished this one. I was sorry to see that this series had gone to hardcover releases now, and you can be sure that I'll only read the next one when it comes out in paperback and then only if it's not a "spy" story like this one was. Huge waste of time!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Cindi (cheesygiraffe)

    Love Abby and Dutch. The plot was full of spying and spies. I hope it doesn't stay like that though. I like that genre but not with these characters. Love Abby and Dutch. The plot was full of spying and spies. I hope it doesn't stay like that though. I like that genre but not with these characters.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Jackson Matthews

    Although not every part fit together correctly, it was a fun read with lots of twists and turns. Candy:yum.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Patti

    A good spy story but I would rather see more of Abby's psychic abilities. A good spy story but I would rather see more of Abby's psychic abilities.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Deirdre S.

    Getting tired of the last-gasp perp confession schtick this author is attached to... but what surrounds it is usually exciting and emotionally engaging, so I put up with it and continue the series.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Julie

    I liked the change of her & Dutch working together for the FBI. Lots of action towards the end! Fun characters. Love this series! Love they are now in hardcover!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

    I have never seen such a good voodoo spellcaster as the great Dr. Maway in my life. sometimes last month I had the worst fight with my man. he came home drunk and I saw lipstick stains all over his white shirt. As if that wasn't enough, a strange lady kept calling and texting him. Reading the text messages broke my heart, I couldn't hold my calm. So many cruel thoughts came to my head and as you can guess we had a big fight the next day. my boyfriend moved out and started living with the strange I have never seen such a good voodoo spellcaster as the great Dr. Maway in my life. sometimes last month I had the worst fight with my man. he came home drunk and I saw lipstick stains all over his white shirt. As if that wasn't enough, a strange lady kept calling and texting him. Reading the text messages broke my heart, I couldn't hold my calm. So many cruel thoughts came to my head and as you can guess we had a big fight the next day. my boyfriend moved out and started living with the strange lady. I couldn't imagine that our relationship, which has been the source of my motivation, would collapse in a few hours. I tried to get it back but it seems to have enveloped it with a strange force. because he wouldn't listen to me and all the memories we had meant nothing to him. so I decided to seek help. I saw a review on Dr. Maway and also checked his website (https://www.drmawaylovespell.com/gues...). I decided to call him. I contacted him by whatsapp and as the reviews say. This spell caster is so genuine, accurate and fast, his spirit spells are so powerful. last week I was able to restore my broken relationship and today I have been with my boyfriend for 8 days and our love seems to increase every day. Dr. Maway did what he promised and everything went exactly as he promised. If you want help with any relationship-related situation or any other pressing issue, I highly recommend the great spellcaster. contact him on his whatsapp: https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=2... """""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""' I have never seen such a good voodoo spellcaster as the great Dr. Maway in my life. sometimes last month I had the worst fight with my man. he came home drunk and I saw lipstick stains all over his white shirt. As if that wasn't enough, a strange lady kept calling and texting him. Reading the text messages broke my heart, I couldn't hold my calm. So many cruel thoughts came to my head and as you can guess we had a big fight the next day. my boyfriend moved out and started living with the strange lady. I couldn't imagine that our relationship, which has been the source of my motivation, would collapse in a few hours. I tried to get it back but it seems to have enveloped it with a strange force. because he wouldn't listen to me and all the memories we had meant nothing to him. so I decided to seek help. I saw a review on Dr. Maway and also checked his website (https://www.drmawaylovespell.com/gues...). I decided to call him. I contacted him by whatsapp and as the reviews say. This spell caster is so genuine, accurate and fast, his spirit spells are so powerful. last week I was able to restore my broken relationship and today I have been with my boyfriend for 8 days and our love seems to increase every day. Dr. Maway did what he promised and everything went exactly as he promised. If you want help with any relationship-related situation or any other pressing issue, I highly recommend the great spellcaster. contact him on his whatsapp: https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=2...

  30. 4 out of 5

    Toni

    5 stars This is the ninth book in the Psychic Eye mystery series by Victoria Laurie. Abby is called in to help bring back the surveillance system that can see a specific person’s aura. It is kind of like a DNA fingerprint. No two auras are the same. Dutch goes in undercover with her along with an agent named Frost. Things go wrong almost from the time their airplane hits the tarmac. This mystery is really good. All of the stories crafted by Victoria Laurie seem to be just stellar. I am so engrossed 5 stars This is the ninth book in the Psychic Eye mystery series by Victoria Laurie. Abby is called in to help bring back the surveillance system that can see a specific person’s aura. It is kind of like a DNA fingerprint. No two auras are the same. Dutch goes in undercover with her along with an agent named Frost. Things go wrong almost from the time their airplane hits the tarmac. This mystery is really good. All of the stories crafted by Victoria Laurie seem to be just stellar. I am so engrossed. In fact, the reason I am reading this book is that I just had to read another Laurie book after reading the last one on my TBR. They are just addicting. You just can’t put a book like this down.I had to read it straight through. So wonderful. Love this series. Highly recommended. Love both of her series and suggest them to everyone. If you like cozy mysteries, you won’t be disappointed in this series. Take a deep dive into this fantastic series!

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