Author: Michael Jack Webb
Series: The Justice Chronicles #1
Best-selling, award-winning author and master storyteller Michael Jack Webb weaves a Supernatural Serial Killer tale like none you’ve ever read.
Enter a world where nothing is what it appears to be, and every clue leads an extraordinary young woman deep into the heart of darkness and beyond.
Kate Justice, FBI’s youngest Profiler, is assigned to find a serial killer with supernatural abilities. The killer is elusive, cunning, and seemingly invincible. Kate races against time to discover who or what is behind the gruesome murders and prevent another brutal killing.
She soon fears she’s in over her head as stunning revelations about her mysterious ancestry surface. Hunter becomes the prey as the Ghost in the Darkness killer plays a vicious cat and mouse game, drawing Kate into a deadly confrontation.
Uncovering the truth will challenge her beliefs about the world around her and her understanding of what is real, what is a myth, and what is something in between.
Book 1 of The Justice Chronicles will leave you breathless, wanting more.
Reviewer: Beverly Laude
Kate Justice is the sole survivor of the serial killer dubbed The Ghost in the Darkness. In fact, she was killed by the Ghost and then resurrected after 4 hours. On the one year anniversary of her resurrection, her parents disappear and she is asked to go back to work as an FBI profiler in order to find the Ghost. The killer is once again on the prowl and Kate may be the best bet of finding him/her.
Detective Chris Schindler is assigned to help Kate and the two start following leads. The story takes them through the Four Corners area as well as northern New Mexico. The author's knowledge of this area is impressive and enjoyable to those of us who know it.
It is obvious that the author has spent many hours researching things in the book. Ute mythology, Navajo mythology, Christian/Biblical beliefs, the art of FBI profiling, ghost hunting and a few vampire myths all play a part in the story. But, here is where the book become problematic for me.
Just when things start to happen, the author delves into a dissertation of one of the above topics. The characters start talking about something like they are lecturing to a classroom. I realize that the reader needs some background, but at times this detracted from the main story. I sometimes got lost in the background stories to the detraction of the main storyline.
I don't know if it is because of this vast wealth of knowledge that the author presents, but by the time the killer is unveiled, I didn't understand how Kate and Chris arrived at this conclusion. And, the ending seemed rather abrupt after so many pages of searching for the killer. It is obviously the first book in a series and I would imagine that some of my questions might be answered by subsequent books.
All in all, if you are interested in Native mythology and enjoy TV shows like "Criminal Minds", you will probably enjoy this book. I appreciate the research that Mr. Webb did and the knowledge he presented, but it did detract from the overall book at times.
This book was provided courtesy of the author through Interviews & Reviews.
Reviewer: Kandace Perry
Intense. Intelligent. Action Packed. Ghost (The Justice Chronicles Book 1) by Michael Jack Webb is a must read for anyone who is drawn to thrilling and suspenseful novels.
This book is full of dark mysteries from long ago and how they connect to and impact people today.... (particularly through a chain of gruesome murders). Webb draws you in and holds you captive until the final page is turned and the last word is read.
Reviewer: Kevin Maltsberger
Ghost, the first book in the Justice Chronicle series, by Michael Jack Webb starts full of intrigue and increases the pace the further you read. I could not put this book down.
The author takes us on a winding journey through history, and gives such fine details, you can smell the coffee they drink. The story is fast paced and constantly full of surprises.
I loved how descriptive the story was, it places you directly in the room with the characters. The intensity is palpable, and the dialogue felt as if it was lifted straight from real life. The flow of interactions with the characters proceeded so smoothly, it allows the story to progress naturally and is not rushed at all. If you enjoy intense and fast paced books from Ted Dekker, this series is perfect for you. As soon as I finished the novel, I could not wait to start the next book in the series.
The clean reliance on faith and specific verses, and the overall theme of fighting good versus evil was refreshing in a new way and left me yearning to learn more. While reading this book, I paused several times to find and study verses quoted in the book and the attention to detail added so much authenticity, it was a true learning experience that I cannot wait to do again.
I received a copy of this book courtesy of the author through Interviews & Reviews.
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