Long-awaited sequel to To Ride Pegasus (1973), the near-future trials and tribulations of a developing group of paranormal-powered Talents. Gifted telepath Rhyssa Owen, director of the Jerhattan Center for Parapsychic Talents, faces a variety of difficult problems. Prickly, headstrong Ludmilla Barchenka, construction boss of a vitally important space station, needs the help of all the telekinetic Talents she can grab--but refuses to provide satisfactory working conditions and accommodation for the sensitive Talents. Young telekinetic whiz Peter, paralyzed and traumatized after an accident, must be coaxed to develop his ability to transform electricity into kinetic power enough to move spaceships. Streetwise survivor-type Tirla uses her extraordinary knack for languages to manipulate or avoid the swarming kidnappers and child-molesters of the slums; eventually, she will lead Rhyssa to the brains behind an organized gang of slavers and perverts. Finally, Rhyssa hires outstanding p.r. expert Dave Lehardt and finds herself falling in love with him--despite the fact that Dave lacks all signs of Talent. Breezy, often absorbing, well constructed--and a refreshing change of scene from McCaffrey's ubiquitous Dragonyarns.