Ghost Money by Stephen Blackmoore

January 23rd, 2024 Kimberly Review 4 Comments

23rd Jan

Ghost Money by Stephen Blackmoore is the fifth audiobook in the Eric Carter series and picks up right where Fire Season left off. Los Angeles is a hot mess and things only get worse when cracks between the dead and the living bring ghosts. Someone is pulling them through, and Eric needs to stop it. Fast-paced, action-packed and downright good.

Ghost Money by Stephen Blackmoore
Ghost Money
by Stephen Blackmoore
Series: Eric Carter #5
Narrator: Rudy Sanda
Length: 8 hours and 38 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Publisher
Purchase*: Amazon | Audible *affiliate
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Narration: 5 cups Speed: 1.5x

The fifth book of this dark urban fantasy series follows necromancer Eric Carter through a world of vengeful gods and goddesses, mysterious murders, and restless ghosts.

The Los Angeles Firestorm killed over a hundred thousand people, set in revenge against necromancer Eric Carter for defying the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl. Carter feels every drop of that blood on his hands. But now there's a new problem.

Too many ghosts in one spot and the barrier separating them from the living cracks. And when they cross it, they feed off all the life they can get hold of. People die. L.A. suddenly has a lot more ghosts.

But it's not just one or two ghosts breaking through: it's dozens. Another mage is pulling them through the cracks and turning them into deadly weapons. Eric follows a trail that takes him through the world of the Chinese Triads, old associates, old crimes. And a past that he thought he was done with.

Carter needs to find out how to get things under control, because if more ghosts break through, there's going to be even more blood on his hands.

magical Mythology SUSPENSE urban

Audiobooks have become my preferred method of listening to urban fantasy even if I eventually also end up reading them. I had postponed the Eric Carter series for this reason, pushing it further down my to be read pile, so I am delighted Tantor Audio is publishing the series. Rudy Sanda has been narrating the books and does a fantastic job of capturing the personality of necromancer Eric Carter. He also gives voice to the gods, mages, and other characters surrounding Eric. I love the unique voices and he makes listening a pleasure.

Ghost Money revealed a lot about Eric and what he is going through physically from his battles to deals with gods. Things are taking a toll. Eric blames a lot of what is happening on himself.

Events have caused a thinning between our world and that of the dead. Cracks appear and ghosts are slipping through. An encounter with one has Eric realizing someone is pushing them through and turning them into deadly weapons.

All of this has Eric relying on the help of old friends and getting up close and personal with his past. The story that unfolds was tight, action-packed and full of memorable scenes. I devoured this fairly quickly as the story and his motley crew of mages and friends pulled me in.

Fans of urban fantasy, mythology and snarky male protagonists will want to dive into this world.

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About Stephen Blackmoore

Stephen Blackmoore

Stephen Blackmoore is the author of the noir / urban fantasy Eric Carter series (DEAD THINGS, BROKEN SOULS, HUNGRY GHOSTS, and FIRE SEASON), about a necromancer in modern-day Los Angeles.

About Rudy Sanda

Rudy Sanda

Rudy Sanda is a versatile actor, singer, voice-over artist, and fight choreographer. He has acted all over the United States and England on the stage and screen, including Laguna Playhouse, Ivoryton Playhouse, the Colonial Theatre, and Ocean State Theatre. Rudy holds a BFA in acting from the University of Rhode Island and received further training at the Beverly Hills Playhouse in Los Angeles and RATA in London. He has been described as a powerful, deeply connected presence bursting with charm and enthusiasm.

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