Book Review: The Journalist + Giveaway
A Paranormal Thriller
by David Gardner
August 1-31, 2021 Tour
If Jeff can't save his ghostly ancestors from disappearing, so will he.
Writing for a cheesy Boston tabloid, Jeff Beekle fabricates a whimsical tale about a mob-built CIA prison for ghosts.
Which turns out to be true.
Now both the mob and the CIA have Jeff in their sights.
Even worse, Jeff discovers that his great-grandmother is an inmate and that she and the other spectral residents are being groomed as CIA spies. (And why not? They're invisible, draw no salary, and won't hop into bed with enemy agents.)
To his horror, Jeff learns that ancestors held too long in earthly captivity will vanish as if never born, taking with them all their descendants, which includes him.
Can Jeff outwit the mob and the CIA, free his ghostly ancestors, destroy the prison and save himself?
Genre: Humorous Paranormal Thriller
Published by: Encircle Publications, LLC
Publication Date: February 10th 2021
Number of Pages: 322
ISBN: 164599144X (ISBN13: 9781645991441)
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads
Calling all my sci fi/paranormal readers. This book is for you. Yet, I would be remiss if I did not also call on the readers who love comedies. Reading this book, I did feel a bit nostalgia about one of my favorite television shows, The X Files; particularly the episodes featuring The Lone Gunmen.
If you watched The X Files, than, you know that when The Lone Gunmen appeared, they brought the goofiness with them. That is what this book does. It has moments that have you shaking your head in disbelief on what you just read that it is silly but you can't help but laugh.
Jeff is the perfect protagonist. He is your average American that everyone can relate to. Yet, it would not be an crazy adventure of mystery and mayhem without Jeff's great grandfather, Hiram. Did I mention he is a spirit. Pick up a copy of this book today, what are you waiting for.
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David Gardner grew up on a Wisconsin dairy farm, served in Army Special Forces and earned a Ph.D. in French from the University of Wisconsin. He has taught college, worked as a reporter and sold women’s shoes.
He coauthored three programming books for Prentice Hall, wrote dozens of travel articles as well as too many mind-numbing computer manuals before happily turning to fiction.
He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Nancy, also a writer. He hikes, bikes, messes with astrophotography and plays the keyboard with no discernible talent whatsoever.
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