The Eyes of Others by Mikael CarlsonThe Eyes of Others by Mikael Carlson

The Eyes of Others

byMikael Carlson

Paperback | June 19, 2015

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Some people want to escape into their dreams. Intelligence analyst Eugene “Boston” Hollinger wants to escape from his.

From award-winning author Mikael Carlson, an action–packed spy thriller with twist and turns that will keep you guessing who the traitor is all the way to the end.

Eugene “Boston” Hollinger uses his new found ability to peek into the memories of those around him through his dreams to root out the conspiracy and stop a deadly mole trading America’s deepest secrets to its sworn enemies in this spellbinding psychological thriller set in the heart of Washington.

The award-winning novel THE EYES OF OTHERS marries intelligent storytelling with believable, flawed characters you can identify with. Join them as they frantically rush to uncover the mystery behind the deadly leaks if sensitive information before the mole silences them for good in a book you won’t be able to put down.

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Hampered by strange dreams since he was severely injured by a roadside bomb in ISIS-occupied Iraq, Eugene “Boston” Hollinger enlists the help of an attractive, yet quirky dream therapist to get to the bottom of the mystery. Together they come to understand the true nature of his condition ? he is not dreaming, but somehow accessing the memories of others while he sleeps.


As Boston comes to grips with his condition, the nation’s intelligence community is in a panic. A mole with high-level access to classified intel is passing secrets to the enemy, and the pressure to catch him is increasing by the minute. With soldiers and informants dying every day, and the government all pointing fingers at each other, Boston realizes his strange dreams are about the mole, and could hold the only key to finding him before it’s too late.


Now armed with a new tool to track him down, he enlists the help of some old friends and his current fiancée to help bring the traitor to justice at any cost. As forces within the government seek to silence him, it becomes a race against time ? find the mole or become the scapegoat in one of the deadliest intelligence breaches ever uncovered.


The Eyes of Others follows the struggles of five people caught up in a maelstrom of bureaucratic wrangling, politics, and one of the most desperate, high-stakes mole hunts in American history. Lives will be lost and tensions high, but can the mole be found in time when the only clues can be found by dreaming about memories seen through the eyes of others?



??? Changing first person perspectives

Like the award winning Michael Bennit Series, this story is written from the perspectives of five different characters, giving the reader a much richer personal connection to them.

???Award-Winning Novel

  • WINNER - LYRA Award for Best Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, 2015
  • FINALIST - Beverly Hills Book Awards, Political Fiction, 2016

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Title:The Eyes of OthersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:430 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.87 inPublished:June 19, 2015Publisher:Warrington PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0989767388

ISBN - 13:9780989767385


Rated 3 out of 5 by from High-octane thriller Mikael Carlson’s The Eyes of Others is the story of a mole within the walls of the Washington intelligence agencies, haemorrhaging sensitive information to enemies of the United States that has resulted in a number of American deaths. If you had a mental still at that description of a grim-faced Liam Neeson looking at you down the barrel of a handgun with a massive explosion silhouetting the White House in the background, we're probably on the same page. In many ways, this is a familiar plot outline, subject of countless movies and thrillers. This book takes the unusual approach of relating its story from multiple first-person viewpoints, clueing the reader in by naming which of the protagonists or secondary characters is telling this particular segment via chapter headings. While I, personally, found it confusing and frequently irritating when I had to scroll back up to the top of the chapter to figure out which war hero or intrepid law enforcement officer I was reading in that piece, the novel structure does tie back appealingly to the book title. However, for me the sheer number of the secondary characters through which I had to head hop (in first person) made the read somewhat disjointed. In terms of characterisation, by far the strongest character is a secondary called "Louisiana", who tends to grab the spotlight by the short and curlies whenever he shows up, effectively distracting you from any other character you might be reading about, but he stands out from all the macho alphabet agency types and decorated ex-military heroes simply by virtue of not being like anyone else in the book. Overall, the plot was a solid, fairly well-written high-octane thriller read, with plenty of explosions, a nice offering of car chases, and a few shoot-outs. Readers who like to figure out the bad guy on their own will note there isn't much by way of bread crumbs leading you to final villain, but it does make for a very nice plot twist come the final few chapters when you hit the grand reveal. While this book certainly merited its three stars, I didn't find it quite had that extraordinary combination of truly appealing characters, original plotting and sheer flair that singles out a five-star and makes me read and re-read a book until the covers fall off. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Date published: 2016-09-03

Editorial Reviews

The characters are well developed and the pace is steady and relentless. Mikael Carlson has a great writing style, and the book is well written and easy to read. The plot is intriguing and captivating, holding your attention throughout. Mikael has created realistic, unique and gritty characters which become like family, some of which you love, others which you dislike, but nonetheless you are embroiled in their exploits. There is very little gratuitous violence,which is refreshing in a novel of this genre. The ending was surprising and unexpected as well as thought provoking, and stayed with me long after I had read the final pages of The Eyes of Others. An excellent read!-- Reviewed by Carol Coetzee for Readers' Favorite