By Hannah Tucker
Updated April 13, 2007 at 04:00 AM EDT

In Season of the Witch, Gabriel Blackstone, a computer hacker and ”remote viewer” (with the power to enter another’s mind), investigates a young man’s disappearance. But the usually cynical Blackstone falls under the spell of his prime suspects, two seductive sisters who dabble in alchemy.

Hottie Factor
One sibling is ”all peaches and cream and wanton hair.”

Bottom Line
Natasha Mostert creates a taut, sexy thriller from disparate sci-fi and fantasy ingredients.