The Boy Who Couldn’t Miss (Blind Spot #2)

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Roni has the power of invisibility. Her brother Hax’s hyper-coordinated and he's going out for football - where his ability to throw with uncanny accuracy promises to make him a quarterback to remember. Hax is also spine-chillingly accurate with a gun and can be extremely charismatic in some situations. The mob's brutalizing their hometown again, but Roni and Hax are about to put an end to that. More

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About Laurence E Dahners

Laury Dahners lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and enjoys composing and recording music as well as painting. Recently he has become interested in writing novels. For a day job he works as an orthopedic surgeon who teaches at the University of North Carolina Medical School, Department of Orthopaedics.

About the Series: Blind spot
This story is about Roni Buchry, a young multiracial girl with dark skin but blue eyes. She faces discrimination in her school and her family’s retail business is plagued by an organized crime family that collects “insurance,” often brutally.

Roni’s always been extraordinarily good at hiding, first in hide-and-seek as a child and later to avoid embarrassment. Now, older, she and her brother begin to realize that what she actually has is a form of telepathy. She can’t read other people’s minds, or speak to them silently, or force her thoughts on theirs. All she can do is make other people “not notice” her. At first being able to become invisible seems like a great way to hide from or avoid her old boyfriend, but she slowly begins to realize that it will let her do so much more.

She even begins to wonder if she might be able to do something about the mob family that’s been holding her city in its thrall.

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Review by: resonant on Jan. 25, 2018 :
Note, this is not a standalone work, you must read "The girl they couldn't see" first.

More of the same, but with American football. Instead of the usual detailed analysis of the impact of a new technology to science, medicine, and economics, this book focuses on the potential impact to a sport. A lot of pages are taken up with descriptions of sportsball action that will not be understandable by people not familiar with the US game.

Unlike most of Dahners' books, the protagonists make no attempt to avoid killing opponents, and show no grief or regret when wholesale killing is necessary. Perhaps the sequels will show them crushed by PTSD, or developing into psychopathic killers? It will be interesting where Dahners goes with this.
(reviewed 6 days after purchase)
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