A secret government unit is formed under the oversight of Adam Harrison, famed paranormal investigator. The six members he’s gathered know a little of the otherworldly - each has honed a psychic talent of their own.
Jackson Crow, part English, part Cheyenne, heads the group. Haunted by his experience with an ancestral ghost who saved his life as a child, and the recent murders of two previous teammates, Jackson can’t tell if Adam’s demoted him or given him an extraordinary opportunity. Despite his link to the realm of spirits, he’s well aware that the living commit the most heinous crimes, with spiritualist charlatans existing merely to fool and seduce the unwary.
To counterbalance Jackson’s careful skepticism, Adam Harrison has paired him with Angela Hawkins, a young woman who learned the painful lesson of loss at an early age. A police officer utilizing her paranormal intuition in Virginia, she already has her hands full. But Adam’s call to New Orleans is strong.
The case: In a historic mansion in New Orleans’ French Quarter, a senator’s wife falls to her death from a balcony. Most think she jumped, distraught over the loss of her young son. Some say she was pushed. And yet others believe she was beckoned by the ghostly spirits that inhabit the house - once the site of a serial killer’s grisly work. Whether supernatural or all too human, crimes of passion, greed, and desire will cast the pair into danger of losing their lives... and their immortal souls.
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"Graham does a great job of blending just a bit of paranormal with real, human evil." (Miami Herald)
"Graham wields a deftly sexy and convincing pen." (Publishers Weekly)
"An incredible storyteller." (Los Angeles Daily News)
I have told others about this book because it is fun and fills the need when I want suspense.
I had read this book before I listened to it. I wanted to re-read it so I got the audiobook so I could get back in the series. I love these books. I like that Graham really develops her characters over the book. You can see that she started with a sceptic and moved on to make him a believer. I do think the romance came on a little strong but that's ok. Sometimes in life that happens.
I had this author recommended to me so this is my first book of hers that I have read. I must admit that I was expecting a shallow, typical read of sci-fi. I was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed her story telling. The ending was not what I expected and I must say that I just enjoyed her book. I will buy more!
Happiness is a good book!
There are ghosts, there are twists & turns, mysteries and bonus...it all makes sense. I love this series.
It was a fun listen. Not the best performance and a somewhat predictable storyline, but fun.
This was similar to the last book I heard - much the same story.
His Southern accent is hard to bear if one is, in fact, Southern.
Ghosts, Intrigue, Drama
There are many, but it is basically the same as my favorite because of the humor in the scene. I can just imagine Jackson's sense of shock when he first meets Angela.
As mentioned above, it is the same scene I have listed as most memorable. When Jackson meets Angela. Her actions make Jackson question their current assignment. It is quite humorous.
When the young woman calls her mother to say she is coming home. Very well done.
Besides the fact that this book is about "ghost hunters", it touches on many subjects relevant to America today. Crooked politicians, New Orleans since Katrina, cults and religion. Well done!
This is my first Graham book, and I enjoyed the story. Fun, light read, cheesy romance tossed in but not distracting from the mystery. The narration is fine when no real creativity is necessary, but when required to do anything more than simply read aloud the narrator is just plain annoying. The female voices and a couple of the younger males do sound just like Mickey Mouse with a horrendous "southern" twist. The story is interesting enough to keep listening, but it was a strain. I was elated to find no other Graham books are narrated by Cummings.
Yes, because I enjoy the paranormal mystery and romance written in it. However, the dialogue is very bland and gets annoying after awhile.
Jackson Crow. Because he's tough, sexy, and in charge.
Jeffrey Cummings did not seem to know how to do his accents for the different people very well.
Not quite finished with it but so glad I've read all the other Krewe of Hunters books. Also, I'm glad Jackson and Angela's character's developed more in other story lines because this one isn't the best.
I've read nearly all of her books. Surprised I hadn't read this one yet, although glad I didn't.
It's ok. Much prefer Luke Daniels. Since he's the one I've listened to the most I was left a bit disappointed listening to Mr. Cummings.
Better chemistry between the two leads.
If this is your first read for Heather Graham, don't let it deter you. Her other books are great. Give them a chance.
I found the story to be a bit slow to listen to. I am a fast reader and this forces me to have to listen to every detail, some not necessary. I enjoyed the story line and the characters. They were well developed and the reader gave a accurate change to each character.
I should have researched Ms Graham's writing more before gambling on this book. It was a reasonable paranormal mystery, but I didn't expect (or like) the forced romantic scenes that were sloppily shoehorned into the story for the sake of having them. They were distracting.
Regrettably, the narration didn't help either. The narrator had a nice voice to listen to, but there was little variation in tone as the action of the story changed, and I found myself zoning out over important or exciting plot points, because they all sounded the same. There was also little attention given to directing the pace of the story, and it would jump from story line to story line without giving the listener time to pause and follow along.
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