On Prison Planetoid Three, Jaguar Addams uses her empathic gifts to make criminals face the fears that drive their heinous acts. Very few escape the telepathic web she weaves around them . . . until now. When Jaguar takes on a home planet assignment, investigating a psychiatrist on trial for abuse of a little boy, she finds a killer unlike any she's faced before. Dr. Senci's psi skills are a match for her own, and unless she consents to do as he wants, he'll use them to kill everyone she loves. Once she realizes who and what he really is, she leaves the Planetoid to go after him. But Supervisor Alex Dzarny isn't about to let her go it alone, even if it means losing his own life to save hers. "Another enthralling adventure in the legend that is Jaguar." -- Lisa Dumond, SF Site
eBookMall recently interviewed B. A. Chepaitis. Here is an excerpt:
Do you have any pet peeves about science fiction writing?
"I've often been on panels where discussion centered around whether science fiction should be based on 'character' or 'concepts', and I do have a peeve with that. How can any book be written with just one or the other? And how can you separate the two, since character is the vehicle for ideas? In my Jaguar Addams novels, I'm exploring states of consciousness, so I have an idea, but it would be nothing without Jaguar and Alex and all their friends. I think the notion that you can have one without the other grows from the origin of the genre in the world of science, but as it's matured - and particularly as women have entered the field - I hear less and less of that argument."
Read more on B. A. Chepaitis' author page!