The first book in the Miriam Black series: A sassy, hard-boiled thriller with a pararmal slant ( The Guardian ) about a young woman who can see the darkest corners of the future. Miriam Black kws how you re going to die. This makes her daily life a living hell, especially when you can t do anything about it, or stop trying to. She s foreseen hundreds of car crashes, heart attacks, strokes, and suicides. She merely needs to touch you skin to skin contact and she kws how and when your final moments will occur. Miriam has given up trying to save people; that only makes their deaths happen. But then she hitches a ride with Louis Darling and shakes his hand, and she sees in thirty days that Louis will be murdered while he calls her name. Louis will die because he met her, and Miriam will be the next victim. No matter what she does she can t save Louis. But if she wants to stay alive, she ll have to try. Think Six Feet Under co-written by Stephen King and Chuck Palahniuk ( SFX ), and you have Blackbirds a visceral, exciting vel about life on the edge.