“What happened to you….what you are, you didn’t chose any of it ……We may not always know the exact effect we’re having on a particular situation, but I can tell you…we’re making a difference.”
Teegan Frost is the only person in the world (or is she?) with telekinetic powers. Actually her preferred term is psychokinesis, or PK, which she will be quick to point out.
After spending many years in government testing facility Teegan is finally sprung. By the government. To do secret government missions. Her group is located in Los Angeles, and Teegan is the only member of the group with special powers. Everything is going fine until a body shows up at the site of the group’s last covert break in. The body is killed in a way that on Teegan could have accomplished, and she has 24 hours to clear her name with her handler.
Everyone in Teegan’s group has something to lose if the group is disbanded – jail time, deportation, etc. So the big question is, do they let Teegan take the fall and get locked for more testing culminating with an autopsy, or do they help her and risk being disavowed themselves? It should be mentioned that not everyone is crazy about Teegan.
This story is about family, friends, betrayal, and found family, all of it to varying degrees of dysfunction. The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t With Her Mind involves covert government, even covert-er government, black ops, MS-13, cops, wildfires, some very shady bad guys, and more twists and turns than a male duck’s family jewels.* It does have some pretty salty language, if that sort of thing bothers you. I imagine the title would clue even the least discerning reader to that fact, though. Me, I have taken cussing to a high art form, so it didn’t concern me in the least.
I have one very favorite thing about Jackson Ford’s book that is a bit personal. There is a hacker with a spinal cord injury in a wheelchair. My father is also in a wheelchair due to a spinal cord injury. (He’s not a hacker, though. As far as I know.) This book got every single thing right about some of the special challenges faced by that community. Mr. Ford even used the term ‘incomplete quadriplegic’ a term I don’t think I’ve ever heard out of a medical setting. On top of this being a fan-damn-tastic book, those little details he got right about incomplete quadriplegics made my little heart swoon.
I would rate The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t With Her Mind 6 out of 5 stars if I could.
Happy reading y’all,
*If you are not familiar with the mating habits of ducks, Google it at your own risk. It’s horrifying.