Toby Logan is a charismatic 30-year-old paramedic with a secret: All his life, he’s been able to tune in the thoughts of others. Having finally come to terms with the nature of his telepathic abilities, Toby has decided to hone them and use them to help others, which includes working as a confidential informant on complex crimes for the Integrated Investigative Bureau, a specialized unit of the RCMP. But that doesn’t mean he isn’t above having some fun reading minds, especially if it can give him some insider information about women he’s chasing, or offer his buddy Oz an edge with his playful exploits. After all, even adrenaline junkies need to cut loose once and a while.
Sergeant Michelle McCluskey is the perfect candidate for the Integrated Investigative Bureau (IIB). Thorough and conscientious, she may only be in her early thirties, but she earned her promotion to sergeant through her hard work solving complicated cases. After graduating at the top of her class she was recruited into the IIB’s intelligence unit. Now working with Corporal Dev Clark, McCluskey’s suspicions about Toby lead to grudging skepticism about his telepathic abilities and eventual trust as she makes him a confidential informant. She might be able to read situations extremely well, but it never hurts to have an ally who can read minds.
Osman "Oz" Bey is Toby’s EMS partner and friend. A late twenty-something bachelor, he’s a self-styled ladies man. Oz is a talker, a wit, and a joker. Dedicated, professional and personable, he’s the paramedic you want to show up if you’re sick or injured. He knows he can never do what Toby does -- but he can be heroic in that old-fashioned way: by being extraordinary at his job. He does this in part by playing the clown -- the silly jokes, the self-deprecating comments, and the constant reliance on sugary snacks -- but beneath it all is a man of great sensitivity and compassion.
Doctor Olivia Fawcett is a radiant young ER doctor who is also an old flame of Toby’s and one of the few people Toby can be honest with concerning his telepathic abilities. Their past intimacies are invaluable to him. Olivia’s scientific mind is fascinated with Toby’s powers and what’s going on inside his brain. She claims to want to cure the plague of Toby’s visions, but she really wants to heal his wounded heart. And if she isn’t careful, she may end up betraying her former lover.
Alvin Klein is IIB’s in-house lawyer. In his early forties, he handles all legal matters that cross the unit’s path. Peripatetic by nature and not much of a people person, his cynicism is just the other side of his sentimental streak. Though he’ll argue to win the argument, he’ll also give in when he knows he’s been bested. He and Michelle have a playful relationship; they probably wouldn’t be friends in another life, but they make do with each other in the one they’ve got.
George Ryder is Toby and Oz’s supervisor. Traditionally, Emergency Medical Services are patterned on a military model, and Ryder takes that notion very seriously. Being first responders in a large city like Toronto is akin to a battle, and it’s the department’s duty to keep the casualty count as low as possible. Ryder is always keeping an eye on Toby; sure he’ll catch him doing… something. But under his gruff exterior, Ryder truly cares about his people. They’re more than employees – to him, they’re family.
Corporal Dev Clark is a communications expert for IIB. In his late twenties, he’s also a valuable operative and McCluskey’s partner and confidante. Their relationship is something Toby will have to negotiate gingerly as he becomes more and more entrenched as an operative in their cases. Dev is the laid back Zen master to Michelle’s tightly wound investigator, but their skills complement perfectly and they have a lot to learn from each other.
Sandy is the head triage nurse at St. Luke’s Hospital. A tad bitter and wounded from a recent divorce, she’s hard-working and always watching Olivia’s back. Happy to immerse herself in work and avoid personal entanglements, she finds herself in the romantic sights of Oz, the tenacious paramedic determined to awaken her playful side.
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