some very funny parts that made me stop what I was doing so as to give full voice to my enjoyment. I enjoyed the first book in this series, both stor..Show More »y and performance and likewise this second book. Mr. Andrews makes Pascha sound like he's from Queens, NY with the attitude to go with it. He can be boorish, obnoxious and insensitive as well as single-minded and soft-hearted. In other words, he's lovable.
Martin, the forensic pathologist, has lost his old boss who has had a heart attack. The new boss who is not at all the same as the old boss, is not a..Show More » medical expert but a penny pinching, time clock watching bean counter, who in an effort to maximize the profitability of the Institute has started renting morgue drawers to funeral homes which have been stretched beyond their resources by a heat wave in Cologne. Then a body is stolen and things start to go seriously, weirdly wrong.
Meanwhile Martin is apartment shopping and trying to find some way to cope with the chatty ghost of young ghost of a car thief who has been his (nearly) constant companion for the past six months.
The story is told from the ghost's point of view in first person. The narrator is excellent. While some plot points are a bit obvious, I still enjoyed the ride.