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Second Sight (Sherry Moore, Bk 4)
Second Sight - Sherry Moore, Bk 4
Author: George D. Shuman
Stunningly beautiful psychic Sherry Moore's world has been draped in darkness for as long as she can remember. Though she has been blind since childhood, her extraordinary gift for seeing the last eighteen seconds of a deceased person's memory has helped solve numerous crimes and save countless lives. Her life has been anything but norma...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781416599807
ISBN-10: 1416599800
Publication Date: 6/29/2010
Pages: 336
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Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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reviewed Second Sight (Sherry Moore, Bk 4) on + 330 more book reviews
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Sherry Moore is the type of characters that grabs you from the first book and stays with you through all the future installments. In this 4th outing, Sherry, who was found on the steps of a hospital at the age of 5 and suffers from cortical blindness, is called in to see the last 18 seconds of life of a person who has died from a possible virus outbreak in New Mexico; while undergoing this simple task she is exposed to radioactive cesium 137.

While in the hospital for treatment for the radiation and the subsequent migraines, she once again touches the hand of a dead man, a man that has spent the last 50 years in an asylum in a comatose state. When the choppy visions appears to Sherry she is unsure of what exactly it is that she is seeing, until the final moments when she comes out of her trance, but this time its different, this time she can see. Literally see, for the first time in over thirty years.

Sherry has to get used to a whole new world. A world where bright shinny objects and bright shinny people can distract her from the world that she has always known.

Not everyone is thrilled with Sherrys abilities and the world throws her a curve once again. The hand of the dead man, the one from the asylum, was not just any old guy. He held secrets, secrets that very important people dont want the rest of the world to know; and if Sherry is in the way, well, thats just the cost of doing business.

In this very enticing game of cat and mouse, Sherry must lean on her friend Admiral Garland Brigham and his breakfast club to bring a very powerful man and his organization down.

Overall, I love the Sherry Moore books, the last one, Lost Girls, was a bit of a disappointment, but Shuman kicked it back up to his usual high standards with this one and I, for one, look forward to many more.
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nursemare avatar reviewed Second Sight (Sherry Moore, Bk 4) on + 75 more book reviews
I read this book in one sitting. It was one of the most gripping books I've every read. Other reviewers already wrote large plot descriptions, so I won't bore anyone with more. Suffice to say, you should curl up with the is book early in the day because you will not want to stop reading until the stunning end. If you start reading at night, you'll stay up all night to read it.

An excellent book!

One additional note: I had never read George Shuman or the earlier Sherry Moore books. I didn't miss anything. I believe these books can be read out of order. And, I did go order the rest of the Sherry Moore series!
Sleepy26177 avatar reviewed Second Sight (Sherry Moore, Bk 4) on + 218 more book reviews
The fourth novel in Shuman's Sherry Moore series could have been as exciting as the previous novels if it weren't for once again a very dark topic running the side lines: illegal human experiments on U. S. soldiers during the 1950s.

While helping with an investigation Sherry is exposed to radiation. She gives herself over to her trusted doctor when she experiences a number of side effects. To discover if her sight has been affected she touches the hand of one Thomas Joseph Monahan, whom she later discovers, lived in an Asylum for the Insane for over 50 years. During the process something strange happens and when she opens her eyes she has her eyesight back. Not completely but steadily getting better.

With that she has to discover life anew with images influencing her usual instinctual judgement. Haunted by what she saw in her vision she wants to know who Monahan was, why he was in the Asylum and what happened to him.
Her research brings her and her dearest friend Admiral Garland Brigham to the Asylum which lies next to an old, long abandoned military base.

Unfortunately asking for Monahan's background sets off alarm bells, bringing her into the focus of Edward Case, the ruthless CEO of a pharmaceutical company that always seems to be a step ahead of his competition.

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I didn't like this novel as much as the previous one because its style seems to be almost the same plus it got a bit long winded with Sherry's mental state of her relationship with Brian Metcalf and the new influences with regaining her sight. Might have been intentional that she behaves partly like a teenage girl because of that but I really missed the depth when she f. e. saw for the first time how Brian really looks like. Sherry acted out of character, completely trusting her eyesight and she made stupid choices I couldn't understand.

The suspense unfortunately got deflated way too often by knowing who is who and the reader always knowing more than the protagonist did.

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