Dark of the Eye by Douglas Clegg

By Douglas Clegg

Rising from a sad twist of fate with supernatural powers, eleven-year-old wish Stewart turns into prey to her scientist father's exploitation, a central authority agent rationale on homicide, and an evil-worshipping madman named Monkey.

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But perhaps there was one thing she could do. No one would ever say that Robert Stewart, medical researcher and Nobel Prize-winning bacteriologist, feared any one human being, but there was something about Kate that unnerved him. Always had. And now this. Kate had always possessed an element of the unexpected, and his one fear was that perhaps she was capable of hurting Hope. That Kate might not protect Hope the way she was supposed to. That perhaps Kate Stewart had been pushed over the edge. Robert Stewart reached into the glove compartment and brought out the cylindrical microcassette recorder.

She needs a mother and a father . . " Kate waited until he had left the house that morning. She got up out of bed and went to the front hallway, peering around the edges of the drapes until she 20 dark of the eye had seen him in his Jeep — the Mercedes was still in the shop — driving up the road, out of sight. Then she went back into the guest bedroom for her overnight bag, already packed. After she took just one Prozac, more for confidence than anything, she opened the door to Robert's downstairs study.

He winked at her, friendly, and nodded in the direction she pointed. It was a club, Special Projects, a country club of the internationally ill, and only the club members were allowed to break the rules. This woman at the desk trusted him because she and he were members, but it was part of Projects' stupidity, trusting the insiders. Hell, enough insiders had gone to the Justice Department, or worse, the papers, with stories that ended up causing embarrassment, at best, for the Company, or, at worst, the disappearance of the squealer within twenty-four hours.

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