When three corpses are found at a construction site in Philadelphia, homicide detective Samantha Ballard is assigned to investigate the bizarre deaths. The bodies seem like a hoax—withered like ancient mummies, yet dressed in modern day clothing. As more mummified corpses begin to appear throughout the city, Samantha must embark on an investigation that erodes the line between the possible and impossible.
Jack Allyn, a radio DJ who thinks his career is in a downward spiral, has his world rocked by the unusual murder of his friend. As Jack begins to search for answers, he finds himself coming face to face with a force that is as malevolent as it is entrancing.
With his life in danger, Jack must join forces with Samantha to save the city from an evil that threatens the people of Philadelphia. But with the odds stacked against them, can Jack and Samantha save their city from a primeval force with a deadly purpose?
|Publisher:||Amberjack Publishing Company|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.69(d)|
About the Author
Born and raised in southern New Jersey, Michael Bradley is an author and software consultant whose frequent travels have brought him in touch with a variety of people throughout the United States. In his day job, he has presented on a variety of subjects at several IT conferences, both in America and Europe. When he isn’t on the road, working, or writing, Michael hits the waterways in one of his three kayaks, paddling all over Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey.
Before working in information technology, Michael spent eight years in radio broadcasting, working for stations in New Jersey and West Virginia, including the Marconi Award winning WVAQ in Morgantown. He has been “up and down the dial” working as on-air personality, promotions director, and even program director. This experience has provided a wealth of fond, enduring, and, sometimes, scandalous memories that he hopes to someday write about.
Among the writers in which he finds inspiration, Michael favors P.D. James, Raymond Chandler, Leslie Charteris, Simon Brett, Terry Pratchett, and Ian Fleming. He lives in Delaware with his wife, Diane, and their three furry four-legged “kids”, Simon, Brandy, and Preaya.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This story is set in Philadelphia, where I grew up. It was well written and accurate. I could see the streets of Philadelphia in the descriptions. The characters were well constructed. This book was a real page turner especially toward the end. This book has mystery, suspense, mythological references and some pretty scary stuff. This is a perfect type of read. I thoroughly recommend this book.
Samantha Ballard’s partner was Peter Thornton who was a rookie and had been her partner for three months. Samantha often thought with her eyes closed but Peter was driving her crazyby interupting her with all his questions. When Samantha got to the crime scene she found three corpses. There was modern clothing on these mummified corpses. It actually looked like a hoax. Jack is a radio D J, he was once a minor celebrity but he made a mistake professionally and was now at the low end of his career. Samantha was still trying to proove herself in a male dominated field. Jack is no longer happy with his career- then more bodies show up yet somehow seem to have something to do with Jackas one of his friends ends up a victim. I really enjoyed this story alot. It was a fast read and kept me interested through the whole story. Deffinitely a new twist with mummified bodies and with the supernatural element and loved it. This story had a great plot and the writing was good. I loved the characters of this story . I liked the ins and outs of the story slot. I recommend.
This one was okay for me. The book kept me interested and I liked how the author tied it to history and kept it believable. It was definitely different. While it's not really my genre, it did hold my interest and was entertaining. I kept wondering how it was going to end and the author did an excellent job at getting rid of those pesky sirens. As I said, it's not my genre, so I'm no expert, but I would definitely recommend it. Thanks Amberjack Publishing and Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest review.