Monday, March 14, 2011


Title: GhosTV
Author: Jordan Castillo Price
Publisher: JCP Books
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ISBN: 978-1-935540-21-2
Genre: {M/M} Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Rating: Golden Blush
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

For more than a decade, psycop detective, Victor Bayne, has used his psychic ability to interrogate the witnesses only he can see – the ghost witnesses. This time, his investigation has turned personal. His best friend, Lisa, has gone missing from the facility in California where she’d been training. No one understands how she could have disappeared in a school filled with psychics but once they arrive, it doesn’t take long for Victor and Jacob to discover that more woman than just Lisa has vanished. Is one of the fanatical religious groups responsible or is it someone else?

There are no ghosts available to talk with, so Victor needs all the help he can get, even if it comes from a source he’d rather avoid. But he doesn’t have a choice and enters into an association that could come back to haunt him later, ensnaring him in a tangled web of danger and deceit he might never get out of.

GhosTV is the sixth and newest release in Jordan Castillo Price’s ongoing series Psycop. Please be aware that it’s told in Vic’s point of view and due to continuing character relationships, I recommend the books be read in order.

As much as I’ve enjoyed the other books in this keeper series, it’s safe to say that this one is my new favorite, for a variety of reasons. It’s the longest and most vividly detailed but even more importantly, it’s filled with an unexpected premise, has great supporting characters, many of whom are new, and has enough twists and turns to keep everyone happy. And her world-building just keeps getting better and better.

For long-time readers of this series, you’ll be happy to know that Victor and Jacob are working together almost from the beginning, their relationship is rock solid, and the sex is still hot. Victor is mostly unchanged. He’s just as lovable and neurotic as never, cynical, filled with low self-esteem and using a variety of psychoactive drugs. Jacob is dynamic and protective and still desperately in love with Victor, but this time we get to see a little of his insecure side too, which is a nice change. It makes him little more human.

Truthfully there really isn’t anything about this well written and plotted book that I didn’t like. It has great story-telling, interesting characters, action, suspense, humor, snappy dialogue and well constructed scenes with good pacing. The final twist involving Jacob caught me by surprise, since it opens up so many possibilities for future books in the series. I can’t wait to see what happens in the next one -- #7.

Write fast, Ms. Price.

1 comment:

Janet said...

Wonderful review and I couldn't agree more regarding Vic, Jacob, and the entire Psycop series. Sexy, fun, and great storytelling by Jordan Castillo Price!