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   Visionary, The, by Don S. Passman  
  Novel, first publication in June 1999 , latest edition in June 2000
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      If you were Madonna's lawyer and were writing your first thriller, wouldn't you put in a part she would love to play when it became a movie? Don Passman must have had that in mind as he created the character of Lisa Cleary, a hard-working accountant who has visions of murders. As the visions become more persistent, they also become more sinister, and Lisa foresees real-life killings.

    Her unwanted ability brings Lisa to the attention of two men. LAPD detective Danny Talon, who is investigating a series of killings, and UCLA law professor and psychiatrist Dr. Michael Rennick, who knew one of the victims.

    All the characters are well developed, with many personal quirks and secret weaknesses, but Lisa is clearly the one Passman spent the most time on. Her reactions to the visions she sees are extremely interesting, especially as members of her own family become suspects in the murder investigation. It's the kind of part for which Academy Awards are handed out, and Madonna's name just might be attached someday soon.

    Source: Dick Adler,

    It has been almost twenty years since Lisa Cleary had a psychic experience. Now her life is about to be shattered by waking nightmares - visions of her past that posses her at work, at home, on the street. And new images of terrified women...mutilations...and murder.

    In this debut thriller from Don Passman, the suspense is relentless as the hunt for a killer becomes an odyssey into the mind of....THE VISIONARY.

    Lisa Clearly is a beautiful young business-woman who wants nothing more than to rise to the top of the prestigious accounting firm where she works. Desperate to stop the uncontrollable hallucunations that threaten to take over her life, she seeks treatment from Dr. Michael Rennick, a psychiatrist-lawyer on the faculty of UCLA.

    Meanwhile, departmental rivals have saddled LAPD Detective Danny Talon with a case they're sure will end his career. A violent serial killer has committed three murders, and the mayor is publicly demanding an immediate arrest. Talon has no suspects, and the killer hasn't left a single clue. With more victims at stake, and his job in peril, Talon seeks Rennick's help to develops a forensic profile.

    But Professor Rennick, fighting private cries, refuses to work on Talon's case and won't take on new patient - until Lisa tells him of her psychic experiences. And her visions.

    Visions that describe the serial killer's crime scenes. The locations of weapons. And images of murders not yet commited.

    Now as Lisa's walking nightmares grown more frightening, more vivid, and more precise, Lisa, Talon, and Rennick must join forces to find the killer - and the secret behind the nightmares of THE VISIONARY.

      Related theme(s)  
  • Cops - Sheriff
  • Dreams - Nightmares
  • Los Angeles
  • Murders
  • Prescience - Foretelling - Predicting the Future - Seers - Prophets
  • Serial Killer
  • Thrillers
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