Dead Eyeby Jim Bernheimer
My name is Mike Ross. I'm a Ferryman. I help people with ghost problems, or ghosts with people problems. Funny thing, no one ever helps me with my problems. Civil War ghosts bent on killing me, Skinwalkers who just want my body, and a vindictive spirit linked both to my bloodline and my destiny... It turns out the dead still hold a good deal of influence over the… See more details below
My name is Mike Ross. I'm a Ferryman. I help people with ghost problems, or ghosts with people problems. Funny thing, no one ever helps me with my problems. Civil War ghosts bent on killing me, Skinwalkers who just want my body, and a vindictive spirit linked both to my bloodline and my destiny... It turns out the dead still hold a good deal of influence over the world, and they don't want to give it up. I'm in way over my head. Fortunately, I'm too stubborn to quit.
- Gryphonwood Press
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- Product dimensions:
- 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.59(d)
- Age Range:
- 14 Years
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An excellent read that I would highly recommend. It flows very nicely and it doesn't fall into the cliches that almost all of these types of books do. There really isn't any book that I can think of to compare this too, so I'd say just go ahead and read it. I only have 2 gripes with this. 1) There are some minor grammatical flaws and typos in it (I counted 4, which isn't horrible, but isn't great.) 2) The main character is always getting beaten up. I realize that it is a fine line to walk between constantly getting beat up and being over powered, but it does get a bit annoying to always read about the main character getting beaten up. As of now I wouldn't say it's too bad, but I hope that the trend doesn't continue in the next book. Overall 4.5/5 Great job Jbern -elvin
Dead Eye - Pennies for the Ferryman by Jim Bernheimer So here we have what I consider the perfect protagonist. We have Mike Ross, 23 years old and already a war veteran with a disability. Or is it? Some would say he was given a gift when he lost part of his eyesight in the war and then regained it during a corneal transplant. Well let's just say not everyone would appreciate the sort of gift Mike was given, because now he can see ghosts and they aren't all the "Casper the Friendly Ghost" kind. Through a bit of trial and error and a lot of ghostly fighting and several near concussions, Mike finds out that he has a new job- he needs to send restless ghosts on to wherever it is that they belong, for they certainly don't belong with us. But just maybe some do! I am most certainly not going to spoil this book for you by telling you what the plot is all about or giving way spoilers. Nope. What I am going to tell you is that if you are a fan of the paranormal, of suspense and mystery with a touch of history thrown in, then you are going to love this book. Mike is great as he learns to live with his new abilities and in just this one book we see him grow quite a bit, but not to the point that he has no room to grow in future books. The secondary characters are wonderful and I hope to see much more of them in the future. The book also has a number of surprises that keeps things fresh. Mike is a witty, sarcastic Protagonist who can definably "roll with the changes", can make you laugh one minute and then smack yourself in the head for his naiveté the next. This book is going to be a hit; and if not this book I know that the author is going to make it. His concepts are new and fresh, the writing tight and humorous. The additions of the historic tidbits are something that I don't think I've really seen in this manner in this genre. I am counting the days until I get to read the next book in this series.
Dead Eye isn't your typical spooky-type ghost story. It's packed with lots of action, laced with humor and adventure. As the story built and progressed it made me think and guess what was going to happen next. Sometimes I was right on target, other times I was pleasantly surprised at the plot twists and turns. Definitely worth reading!
Dead Eye is a wonderful novel chockablock full of drama, mystery, and thrills. Perfect for reading at any time. The writing keeps you captivated and you really feel as though you know the characters. It is a personal favorite. Anybody who enjoys a thriller will love this book, although I would recommend it to anyone. Look for more great things to come from this rising author!!
Though perhaps I am somewhat bias, being a fan of Jim's amateur work, I was extremely excited when my order came in at Barnes and Noble. Jim once again did not disappoint me with his first foray into professional writing. The story was witty and gritty, full of action, drama, humor, mystery, and even a little romance thrown in here and there. Jim takes us through a wild ride as the protagonist is thrust into this new paranormal world. I give this book five stars and eagerly await Jim's next book, be it a sequel or another story altogether.