Through Violet Eyes

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Random House Publishing Group, Aug 31, 2004 - Fiction - 368 pages
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In a world where the dead can testify against the living, someone is getting away with murder. Because to every generation are born a select few souls with violet-colored eyes, and the ability to channel the dead. Both rare and precious—and rigidly controlled by a society that craves their services—these Violets perform a number of different duties. The most fortunate increase the world's cultural heritage by channeling the still-creative spirits of famous dead artists and musicians. The least fortunate aid the police and the law courts, catching criminals by interviewing the deceased victims of violent crime.

But now the Violets themselves have become the target of a brutal serial murderer—a murderer who had learned how to mask his or her identity even from the victims. Can the FBI, aided by a Violet so scared of death that she is afraid to live, uncover the criminal in time? Or must more of her race be dispatched to the realm that has haunted them all since childhood?

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User Review  - Phoenix C. - Borders

Stunning series about what the world would be like if certain people could contact the deceased. These people, or "violets", can summon a deceased person who has not yet passed over to the place ... Read full review

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The book was shipped to me in perfect condition and very quickly which was great. The book itself was alright. I enjoyed reading it but it doesnt make my Top 10. I would recommend this to someone who enjoys a little mystery and an easy read. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

A First Place winner in the Writers of the Future Contest, Stephen Woodworth has published speculative fiction for more than a decade. His work has appeared in such venues as The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Weird Tales, Aboriginal Science Fiction, Gothic.Net, and Strange Horizons. A native Californian, he is currently writing more novels in the Violet universe.

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