Ghosts on the Red Line [NOOK Book]

Overview

Commuters see their Departed on Boston's Red Line trains.

Consultant Harry West is hired to investigate by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. His project turns personal when his ex-wife Alexandra Ben-Tov meets their beloved daughter on the Red Line, who looks like the teenager she might have ...
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Ghosts on the Red Line

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Overview

Commuters see their Departed on Boston's Red Line trains.

Consultant Harry West is hired to investigate by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. His project turns personal when his ex-wife Alexandra Ben-Tov meets their beloved daughter on the Red Line, who looks like the teenager she might have become if she had lived.

Are the visitors on the Red Line ghosts or hallucinations? Either way, when Harry’s team discovers the source of the visitations, the MBTA declares it will bring them to an end.

Alexandra has a brilliant idea: Build Visitation Rooms that replicate the features of Red Line train cars so that people can continue to meet their loved ones.

But not everyone approves. The Archbishop of Boston seeks to get Visitation Rooms banned in Massachusetts. And a gangster who frets that his victims might come back from the dead warns Harry and Alexandra: Cancel Opening Day for the first Visitation Room, or else.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013369672
  • Publisher: PenLane Press
  • Publication date: 9/13/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 610,587
  • File size: 493 KB

Meet the Author

Peter David Shapiro was born in Montreal, Canada. After graduating from college, he carried a Hermes Baby typewriter to Europe to get started on his first novel. He arrived with his typewriter in Torremolinos, Spain, a coastal resort town, where he began in his tiny beachside hotel room to put words on paper. Not so easy to do, he discovered. He shipped his typewriter back home, putting his dream aside. It was put aside, and postponed, but not abandoned. Later, after seeing the world as a management consultant at one of the premier consulting firms, he returned to the task. By then, he’d moved to the Boston area and become a frequent rider on Boston’s Red Line subway trains, where commuters see their Departed in his first novel GHOSTS ON THE RED LINE. By then, also, he’d spent time in fascinating Hong Kong where a story of intrigue and revenge unfolds as told in THE TRAIL OF MONEY. Both novels feature as a main protagonist Harry Forrest West, by amazing coincidence also a management consultant. Currently he’s working on his third novel, which has something to do with psychics, and practicing his flute. Readers are invited to contact him through www.peterdshapiro.com.
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  • Posted December 24, 2012

    Review of Ghosts on the Red Line by Peter David Shapiro 5 stars

    Review of Ghosts on the Red Line by Peter David Shapiro
    5 stars




    An intriguing and comfy psychical (and psychological) mystery with a cast that includes not just individuals, but corporations (the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority-MBTA; Blair West International consultants), universities (MIT), and metropolises (Cambridge and Boston), the novel purports the premise: “What if-what if the deceased began to appear to individuals during a subway ride?” Not a wholesale “everybody sees ‘em,” but rather one departed appearing to one individual at a time, and only the recipient individual can “see,” touch, talk to, the gone person. That’s fine when the visitations are of lost loved ones, dearly missed and grieved; but when those include murdered witnesses appearing to a gangster, and a man dead by his own hand who accuses his brother-in-law, trouble ensues. Not to mention, that crowds upon crowds now want to ride this single line, the Red Line, in hopes of retrieving time with those they’ve lost.




    Creative and original, “Ghosts on the Red Line” delves into detail about the subways, the cities, the MBTA, and showcases Harry West, co-owner and partner of Blair West International, the consultancy called in to assist the MBTA in discovering exactly what is happening, and why, and how to bring about its cessation. Readers who like their mysteries wrapped up in cozy, with sufficient intrigue to keep those pages turning, are sure to enjoy “Ghosts on the Red Line.”

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 1, 2012

    Excellent book - you must check it out!

    I really enjoyed this book being from Boston, but it is great for anyone even if you have never have ridden the infamous Red Line!!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2012

    Surprise!

    I am enjoying this book and hoping for another by this author. This is a real NOOK DEAL!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2014

    Ghost on redlinr

    Turn pager as a frequent redlinr rider to southstation book keeps you interestef and thinking could this actualy happen sometime to me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2012

    Interesting concept.

    I expected more of an explanation.

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  • Posted February 2, 2012

    Should have stopped halfway

    A fascinating premise! I enjoyed the first part very much, but the last half got bogged down trying to interpret everything with science, minutely explained. This attempt to steer the plot could not hold my interest--I have to admit, I skimmed the last half.

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    Posted June 18, 2012

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