Of Tangible Ghosts (Ghost Trilogy Series #1)

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Johan Eschbach, Professor of Environmental Science and semi-retired secret agent, and his lovely wife the world-renowned singer Llysette, return for another adventure, this time in Russia, during the long 'white nights' of summer. Their world is an intriguing alternate present in which many things are changed. What we know as the eastern U.S. is the nation of Columbia, and Russia is still ruled by the Czars. Llysette is being sent by the Columbian government on a cultural exchange mission to St. Petersburg. Johan...

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Overview

Johan Eschbach, Professor of Environmental Science and semi-retired secret agent, and his lovely wife the world-renowned singer Llysette, return for another adventure, this time in Russia, during the long 'white nights' of summer. Their world is an intriguing alternate present in which many things are changed. What we know as the eastern U.S. is the nation of Columbia, and Russia is still ruled by the Czars. Llysette is being sent by the Columbian government on a cultural exchange mission to St. Petersburg. Johan will, of course, accompany her, allowing him to work behind the scenes on the oil concession in Russian Alaska that Columbia so desperately needs. But even the oil shortage will fade to insignificance when Johan discovers what new weapons technology the Russians are developing, a threat even more fearsome than the atomic bombs of Austro-Hungary. This is the concluding novel of the of alternate history adventure trilogy that Modesitt began with Of Tangible Ghosts and The Ghost of the Revelator.

Alternate universe SF from the author of the Recluse fantasy series. The ghost of a murdered music professor appears to Johann Eshbach, a former minister of state, now working as a professor at a university, setting in motion a chain of events that involves Eshbach in a deadly struggle for the ultimate superweapon--an electronic control of the spirits of the dead.

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What People Are Saying

Jack McDevitt
A mystery with an otherworldly difference. Modesitt deftly works out what the political and social consequences might have been had ghosts actually existed.
Alfred Coppel
The alternate universe novel is, to my mind, one of the most engaging forms science fiction can take, and Of Tangible Ghosts is as fine an example as one is apt to encounter anytime soon. There is excitement and tantalizing near-familiarity on every page. Of Tangible Ghosts is a delightful read.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765336156
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Series: Ghost Trilogy Series , #1
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,022,221
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

L. E. Modesitt, Jr., is the bestselling author of the fantasy series The Saga of Recluce, Corean Chronicles, and the Imager Portfolio. His science fiction includes Adiamante, the Ecolitan novels, the Forever Hero Trilogy, and Archform: Beauty. Besides a writer, Modesitt has been a U.S. Navy pilot, a director of research for a political campaign, legislative assistant and staff director for a U.S. Congressman, Director of Legislation and Congressional Relations for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a consultant on environmental, regulatory, and communications issues, and a college lecturer. He lives in Cedar City, Utah.

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  • Posted August 28, 2011

    An enjoyable read

    An alternative universe where the Dutch retained control of much of the US. A world where ghosts exist and resources are precious. A view of government where the end always justifies the means and the citizenry are, for the most part, clueless to what really occurs. Several good thought provoking issues which might prompt a re-read.

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