This follow-up to Unholy Ghosts is full of supernatural suspense told in a fast-paced story. With a gutsy heroine, creepy paranormal elements and some page-turning action, it’s a satisfying addition to the flooded urban fantasy genre. It all adds up to a very entertaining read.
Someone is killing hookers, and word on the street says it’s a ghost. Chess Putnam, agent of the Church of Real Truth, doesn’t believe it, but it’s her job to expose those looking to profit from the world’s unpleasant poltergeist problem — humans who file false claims of hauntings. At the same time, she’s supposed to hold off the undead who really are killers. So Chess investigates, but someone is dealing in the supernatural, not to mention murder and sex — and it seems that Chess has put herself right in the path of a maniac. (DEL REY, Jul., 368 pp., $7.99)