Ghost Money by Stephen Blackmoore

Eric Carter, Book 5

Synopsis: The Los Angeles Firestorm killed over a hundred thousand people, set in revenge against necromancer Eric Carter for defying the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl. Carter feels every drop of that blood on his hands. But now there’s a new problem.

Too many ghosts in one spot and the barrier separating them from the living cracks. And when they cross it, they feed off all the life they can get hold of. People die. L.A. suddenly has a lot more ghosts.

But it’s not just one or two ghosts breaking through: it’s dozens. Another mage is pulling them through the cracks and turning them into deadly weapons. Eric follows a trail that takes him through the world of the Chinese Triads, old associates, old crimes. And a past that he thought he was done with.

Carter needs to find out how to get things under control, because if more ghosts break through, there’s going to be even more blood on his hands.

Review: I always have a very good time with this series and I was very curious to see what the author was going to propose in this volume. I must say that Eric has an extraordinary gift for getting into trouble and each volume proves it to us.

Our hero has to face the consequences of the events that took place previously, and it is not simple.  And to top it all off, new problems arise in the form of ghosts. Indeed, it seems that someone is bringing them into the world of the living to be able to kill people. But our hero is determined to find out what’s going on. This investigation will force him to face the triads, but also to find people from his past.

I had a good time with this novel. Eric’s life is really not simple and there are several very touching moments in the story, especially with Vivian. And then this ending? I’m really looking forward to find out what happens next!

Eric is a wounded, cynical, dark and sarcastic character but also damaged by life. A character we love to follow!

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