It is deep winter. The darkness is unending.The private detective named Jaycob Eklund has vanished, and Charlie Parker is dispatched to track him down. Parker's employer, Edgar Ross, an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has his own reasons for wanting Eklund found. Eklund is no ordinary investigator. He is obsessively tracking a series of homicides and disappearances, each linked to reports of hauntings. Now Parker will be drawn into Eklund's world, a realm in which the monstrous Mother rules a crumbling criminal empire, in which men strike bargains with angels, and in which the innocent and guilty alike are pawns in a game of ghosts . . ....
|Title||:||A Game of Ghosts (Charlie Parker #15)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||464 pages|
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A Game of Ghosts (Charlie Parker #15) Reviews
Oh look its that time of year where I’m reading the next novel in the Charlie Parker series from John Connolly, ending up emotionally traumatised (and boy was THAT true this time) then wondering what the heck else I can say that I haven’t already said that can get across the pure brilliance of this series.
It really is a difficult one because you end up going around in circles and coming back on yourself then thinking well surely if I haven’t sold it by now its just never going to happen. But we’ ...more
These are my thoughts after reading the six-page first chapter.
Private detective Charlie Parker ruminates about his past as he walks the snowy streets of Portland, Maine. His body has been through the wringer. He's scheduled to meet with FBI agent Edgar Ross at a bar, but he doesn't know why he's been summoned. He doesn't seem to fully trust the man, because he has backup guys listening in.
This is my first experience with John Connolly and the Charlie Parker series. The first chapter was too sho ...more
The weakest Charlie Parker book so far. It's still a good read - I finished it within a day - but it was a retread of a previous plot.
Connolly's work showcases a physical and social rot that accompanies the spiritual rot of the antagonists in his books. He has set up a metaplot that hangs the books together - the Backers - but that's been more or less on a back burner for a while.
This book is well written (although makes excessive use of commas in the opening page, in my opinion ...more
This is the 15th Charlie Parker thriller and the books get better each time. I’ve been a rabid fan of Parker’s strange cases since the first book, Every Dead Thing which means I have been reading the author for more than 15 years. That gave me quite a chill. Anyway, I thought A Game of Ghosts was amazing. This book deals with a lot of repercussions of the novel, A Time of Torment especially in relation to Parker’s relationship with his daughter Sam and his ...more
This time around Charlie Parker is hired to look into the disappearance of Jaycob Eklund. Jaycob is a P.I. that has mysteriously vanished while investigating the history of a group named The Brethren. Louis and Angel get involved and the Collector and his aging father do as well. What FUN!
FBI Agent Edgar Ross is the man who hires Charlie and I still don't trust him or his motives. He won't even tell Charlie why he's searching for Eklund. I'm not sure where Mr. Connolly is going with ...more
Despite hitting number 15, this series remains as brutally, bloodily vibrant as its first offering. Not only that, but things change- this is a novel of transformation, most of it far from good. The strands of recent trauma tighten to life threatening levels, while the hints about Sam's nature become ever more worrying. This many books in and we still have questions, about Parker especially. There are buried truths, and buried gods, which are still to come to light. Or which may yet drag us into ...more
I received only an excerpt .. Chapter 1 only ... of this latest Charlie Parker thriller.
Since I have not read all the previous books, I felt a little left out in the cold. And with only one chapter to read, there is a lot left to desire.
Charlie Parker meets his employer, Edgar Ross, an FBI Agent, in a restaurant in the middle of winter. Almost the entire first chapter is descriptive of the weather, and lamenting his numerous aches and pains and old wounds.
The two men have a drink and order thei ...more
Another year and another excellent installment in a new Charlie Parker installment and I must admit John Connolly did deliver once again in an excellent novel that read as easily as usual and the story was as exciting as always and yet light on its feet like a boxer floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee.
Charlie Parker is on some sort of pay-list for somebody in the FBI who really wants the list that Parker has but satisfies himself with having Parker doing a search for a missing PI w ...more