Firstly I wish to thank Anna Sacca of FSB Associates for inviting me to read and review this book.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Sixteen-year-old star basketball player, Luc Ponti wins an important tiebreaker game for the Palo Alto Vikings with a three-point basket during the last few seconds of play. He is simultaneously critically injured with a flagrant foul by a player from the opposing team. Luc dies for several minutes but is revived after having a near-death experience (NDE). He inexplicably begins to develop superpowers, which change the course of his life and have a profound impact on the world.
Luc becomes caught in a tangled web of espionage, blackmailed by the CIA to use his powers of remote viewing to spy for them. This creates conflict in his life, most significant—how can he pursue his long-time dream of playing varsity ball for a top college; major in engineering; and possibly go pro after graduation. I Can See Clearly is the story of a talented teenager seeking the Meaning of Life and his Life Purpose, while fighting the grip of the CIA.
Here is the first book in a promising new series that builds foundations for adventures in future books. Within the first couple of chapters, I had met the hero of the story. Luc came from a family that was dominated by his father, and who was dealing with personal issues badly. His frustrations were often taken out on them, the only time he felt that he had control.
I liked Luc from the start, so I soon felt empathy for him. A freak accident changes his life forever, but at sixteen he is scared to tell anyone about what he has seen and short of guidance as to what to do with his new abilities. The story takes on a supernatural element as Luc’s life branches onto different roads.
I found that at times it felt a little overwhelming with so much taking place all at once. The story went quite in-depth with a lot of detail on the religious aspect of different planes of awareness which slowed the story down somewhat and felt quite deep. I wasn’t too sure of the other choices of characters that were to become part of the team either. It seemed a little too convenient.
I am looking forward to seeing what the team will tackle in future books as I would quite happily read a second book, for this series but hope that there is a little more action than explanation in it.
I wish to thank Net Galley and FSB Associates for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
James A. Cusumano has been a successful entertainer, scientist, corporate executive, entrepreneur, filmmaker, and holistic hotelier. The narratives in his books draw on his professional experience and expertise. His interests are the Nature of Consciousness and Inspirational Leadership, as they apply to the purpose and meaning of life. His books often draw on the intersection of quantum physics and Eastern thought. Jim is an alchymist and lives in Prague with his wife, Inez, and teenage daughter, Julia. They are the owners of Chateau Mcely, an internationally acclaimed castle/hotel/spa and forest retreat located on the edge of the city.