Are ghosts real? Can they be proven and communicated with, whether you’re psychic or not, with the help of advanced technology?
Set in the year 2032, A Ghost for a Clue takes place just far enough in the future to make you wonder if some parts of the story could actually happen by then. Robotic waiters and cops are just two elements that belong to the time period in the book. It has a strong beginning, several intriguing side stories, and keeps readers wanting more.
Main character Bram works at a company that makes robots – sophisticated ones that are capable of far more than we have in the present time. Yet in spite of this, he is saddened and shocked at the fact that his friend and co-worker Franco has just been killed in something as simple and outdated as a car crash. Franco’s death triggers the beginning of an exploration into ghostly activity. At first it appears to be a hoax when Bram hears Franco’s voice, but as time goes on, things appear more real.
Bram has been dreaming of a career as an astronaut, though he’s been turned down three times. Then, he is offered a job working at an offshoot of NASA, on a project called PANGAEA, the International Space Exploration Alliance. It would mean leaving Earth for good to work on the mission. He’s seriously considering the job but feels it would only be worthwhile if he can convince the love of his life, his former girlfriend Torula, to give up everything and go with him, even though they haven’t seen each other for years.
When Bram returns to the town where he once lived, he’s determined to re-connect with Torula and see if she will make this commitment. But before asking her, he has more ghostly encounters and Torula seems involved in them. The story is fascinating and well written. The best part? There’s a Book Two on the way! I can’t wait!
A Ghost for a Clue – Immortology Book One by C.L.R.Draeco
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