GhosTV by Jordan Castillo Price

PsyCop, #6

Source: Purchased

For the past dozen years, Victor Bayne has solved numerous murders by interrogating witnesses only he can see—dead witnesses. But when his best friend Lisa goes missing from the sunny California campus of PsyTrain, the last thing he wants to find there is her spirit.

Disappearing without a trace in a school full of psychics? That’s some trick. But somehow both Lisa and her roommate have vanished into thin air. A group of fanatics called Five Faith has been sniffing around, and Lisa’s email is compromised.

Time is running out, and with no ghosts to cross-examine, Vic can’t afford to turn down any offers of help. An old enemy can provide an innovative way to track Vic’s missing friend, and he enters into an uneasy alliance—even though its ultimate cost will ensnare him in a debt he may never manage to settle.

“Sometimes the only place you find help is the last place you look.”

GhostTV takes the main characters of Vic and Jacob out of town and to a new psych center to investigate the disappearance of their friend Lisa. I'm happy to say recruiter and secret government head honcho Con came along.

The writing style continues to be fun and easy to read - I love the author's sense of humor in the smallest of things. It amused my Vic, who tends to be neurotic about stuff, gets an inferiority complex about his thin frame thanks to a bitchy comment from Jacob's sister. He then has to research working out, making me laugh out loud on more than once occasion. It's not plot important but it makes the character more real, and it's just plain fun.

Con isn't quite a good guy really but he's intriguing. I like his persistence, his secrets, and how uncomfortable Vic gets around him. There's a pretty big change with him at the end of the story that especially affects Jacob, shakes the series up a bit.

Vic gets to explore his uber-powerful powers even further and discovers new ways to tap into his abilities potential. Awesome.

On another plus side, these books have always been relatively short, especially for a slightly higher digital price, but this one is novel length and delivers on all the fronts for length.

I think I enjoyed this book so much not only because of the story, but the humor is just that funny and casually convincing. It works to make this series - and author - really shine.

And damn those printers - always out of ink!

   Book Quotes:

“I'd blow someone for a valium," I said in Jacob's ear.
"Maybe he's got one... but try offering a hand-job first so you retain some leverage.”

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