The Liminal People by Ayize Jama-Everett
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Membership in the razor neck crew is for life. But when Taggert, who can heal and hurt with just a touch, receives a call from the past he is honor bound to try and help the woman he once loved try to find her daughter. Taggert realizes the girl has more power than even he can imagine and has to wrestle with the nature of his own skills, not to mention risking the wrath of his enigmatic master and perhaps even the gods, in order keep the girl safe. In the end, Taggert will have to delve into the depths of his heart and soul to survive. After all, what really matters is family.

About Ayize Jama-Everett

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Ayize Jama-Everett: Ayize Jama-Everett was born in 1974 and raised in Harlem, New York. Since then he has traveled extensively in Northern Africa, New Hampshire, and Northern California. He holds a Master's in Clinical Psychology and a Master's in Divinity. He teaches religion and psychology at Starr King School for the Ministry when he's not working as a school therapist at the College Preparatory School. When not educating, studying, or beating himself up for not writing enough, he's usually enjoying aged rums and practicing his aim.
Published December 13, 2011 by Small Beer Press. 198 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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From the Moroccan criminal underworld to the streets of London, expatriate American healer Taggert, whose extrasensory powers allow him to manipulate the human body down to the molecular level, is ripped away from his comfortable North African lifestyle in response to a former lover's desperate c...

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There, he finds a recorded message from Yasmine Petalas, a woman from his past with her own mental ability – to manipulate fire – who broke his heart.

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From Moroccan gangland to the London party scene, a man named Taggert is on a mission to save his lost love's daughter from a supervillain club promoter.

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However, in general the action, the medical detail, the barely-there but always present sense of humor, and the matter-of-fact way the book deals with matters of race, class, and social justice as they come up—Taggert, as mentioned previously, can entirely change his own appearance, but he starte...

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When an ex calls for help, he risks the wrath of his enigmatic master to try and save her daughter.
But when Taggert realizes the daughter has more power than even he can imagine, he has to wrestle with the very nature of his skills, not to mention unmanned and uncreated gods, in order keep th...

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