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Juliette Race is a psychiatrist, and a psychiatrist isn't supposed to fall in love with one of her patients. Particularly if the patient in question believe he possesses strange powers. And particularly if he does.

The Wise is a gripping nightmare thriller about shamanistic magic, an irritating little sister, young telepaths in love, some terribly potent skunk weed, a dread
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Paperback, 471 pages
Published July 16th 1999 by Virgin Books
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Mar 10, 2013 Chris Amies rated it really liked it
A supernatural thriller, this time very much in the Tim Powers mould, especially when it comes to magic via chilli and the magickal causing of earthquakes (Earthquake Weather?). It suffers slightly from the flaw of changing locations halfway through the book; the first half takes place in London and Surrey, the second half in New Mexico and Nevada. The result of this is no sooner has the reader got used to the first set of locations than these are ditched in favour of a second set which you have ...more
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