suspense, mystery and thriller
“Life sucks. Then you die. Or, if you’re
Dick Moonlight, first you die and then you live.”
Dick Moonlight is
Really dead this
time, now that three President Obama-masked thugs dressed all in black and
communicating only with hand-held voice synthesizers pressed up against their
voice boxes have beat the life right out of him inside a dark, downtown Albany
alley. What are the thugs after? A box. Size, weight, description unknown. They
also want him to stay away from his newest and only client: a handicapped
nuclear engineer of dubious Russian heritage by the same of Peter Czech.
But then, now that
they’ve killed him, Moonlight’s problems seem to be over. In fact, as he
undergoes an out of body experience, his soul floating above his train-wreck of
a corpse inside the Albany Medical Center I.C.U., he feels pretty damned good.
Great in fact. To make death all the more sweeter, his one true love, Lola, is
standing by his bedside. With her long dark hair draping her chiseled face and
big round Jackie O sunglasses hiding tear-filled eyes, she appears every bit
the grieving sig other. Nothing could make the dead-and-gone Moonlight prouder.
But then something
happens. Something bad. A man enters into the I.C.U. Some young guy. He takes
hold of Lola’s hand, and pulls her into him. Together, the two share a loving
embrace over Moonlight’s dead body. Now, what seemed like a peaceful death is anything
but. Moonlight wants back inside his body so he can face-off Some Young Guy and
find out if his true love has in fact been cheating on him. At the same time,
he wants to find out the true identity of those thugs who killed him so he can
exact his revenge. No doubt about it, Moonlight needs to live if he’s going to
uncover some pretty painful answers and take care of business.
Like a little kid
dropping down a playground slide, Moonlight slides right back inside his
bruised and broken body. Opening his eyes the white light blinds him. He feels
the pain of his wounds and the pain of his breaking heart.
Life sucks, then you
But Moonlight rises.
Vincent Zandri is the
No. 1 International Bestselling Amazon Kindle author of THE INNOCENT, GODCHILD,
THE REMAINS, MOONLIGHT FALLS, CONCRETE PEARL and the forthcoming MOONLIGHT
RISES. He is also the author of the bestselling digital shorts, PATHOLOGICAL
and MOONLIGHT MAFIA. Harlan Coben has described his novels as "...gritty,
fast-paced, lyrical and haunting," while the New York Post called THE
INNOCENT, "Sensational...Masterful...Brilliant!" In March, April and
May of 2011, he sold more than 100,000 Kindle E-Books editions of his novels,
and is rapidly closing in on the 200K mark all totaled. An MFA in Writing
graduate of Vermont College, Zandri's work is translated into many languages
including the Dutch, Russian and Japanese. An adventurer, foreign
correspondent, and freelance photo-journalist for RT, Globalspec, IBTimes and
more, he divides his time between New York and Florence, Italy.
Mr. Zandri has
written another fantastic novel. Richard Moonlight's life is flawed and he has many problems that he has
to overcome. He finds himself in a hospital room after he wakes up "Floating above
his body" and realizes that he is dead; he is brought back to life and has
to find out who wants him dead. The out of body experience that Moonlight
experiences was a definite twist in Mr. Zandri's writing style and I was hooked
from the first page. Even if you did not have the opportunity to read the other
books in the series, you will not have any difficulty following the novel. It
was full of adventure, thrills, suspense and humor. There were so many
different characters that added to the storyline and twists and turns that kept
me engaged. His girlfriend Lola, was a shady character and she has a dark secret
that Moonlight discovers. I am definitely a Zandri fan and I cannot wait
to read Scream Catcher.
Disclaimer: I was given a free copy of the book for my honest review and I was not compensated for my review.