Volume One of the Ransom, P.I. series
Paris, 1945. Foreigner and struggling Private Investigator Daniel Ransom takes a missing persons case that seems like any other. Before long, however, things begin to look a bit more serious, a bit more…sinister.
Strange occult references turn up at the crime scene and Daniel begins to hear word of a new hallucinogenic drug hitting the streets. A drug that sells faster than opium and, more often than not, finds its users committed to the insane asylum.
Can Daniel crack the case and find the missing person before it’s too late?
Fans of John Locke, Russell Blake, and James Patterson will love this quirky detective thriller series with clever characters and suspenseful settings.
Praise for Ransom, P.I.
"I love a good crime drama but it's even better when there is a hint of something more. That's what I loved about this book and I want more from the author. I wasn't exactly sure what I'd get when I picked up Ransom P.I. but I was more than pleased with my choice...The dialogue was great and the noir mood of the book really creates a great atmosphere."
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Skip it it's a prequel with other prequels I'll never read anything from this author because this was not properly advertised and is dreadfully horror related
There are 3 free excerpts and an honorable mention of a zombie series. First excerpt is 40 pages of an only son of a rich American returning to Paris 6 years after WW II as a detective, and becomimg involved in a bizarre case involving a drug that causes the sighting of shadows and demons. Question: What qualifications did he obtain to become a private investigator? It's a story of his stumbling around carrying a gun. Second excerpt is 20 pages of a young man who gets interested in survivalist training from an older neighbor. And then for some reason almost the entire population voluntarily gets convoyed out for their safety to unknown destinations for an unknown reason. But he is stocked up with a year worth of supplies, and says goodbye to his family and girlfriend to stay behind. Then truck loads of men with automatic weapons show up to loot his neighborhood. Surprise. Surprise. Last excerpt of 20 pages is of a man who writes about survival, his wife, and his daughter relocating to incountry Georgia after a violent hurricane takes out most of Florida and the southeastern seaboard of the USA. Question: Does being a vegetarian effect testerone levels? It's a good thing the women are along to take care of him. And having to camp out for one night in Georgia in the fall is causing to contemplate dying?? Is there a reason you would leave camp without a lighter? And where is your survival equipment list BEFORE you started out on this expedition with YOUR FAMILY? The excerpts are written in a sophisticated manner with complex words (need a dictionary) but then simple word meanings are confused - lead for led, and palette for pallet,etc. Hope the huge holes in these stories are plugged later on in the book. Question: How do you fight a full grown lynx with a knife, have it in your lap, and not get injured? Someone take him/her to the vet to be declawed??
40 pages, first person, part of a series. Takes place in Paris, around the time of WWII. The grammer is very stilted and correct. Almost snobbish. A rich young man spurns his legacy of a major publishing enterprise and goes PI. Pretty boring. Well edited. Nothing unexpected here. The usual PI missing person, murder case. Adults. Kids have better taste. AD