|Had the man in front of her not already been dead, Chess
probably would have tried to kill him. Damn ghosts.
With an opening like that I had
high expectations for this book, as the story sounded intriguing a flawed, ghost
hunting heroine who owes her drug dealer a lot of money and is doing him a favour to pay
him back. Sadly, I found it hard to get into and I struggled to keep my attention on the
book. It was well written, just the story didnt appeal to me which probably
says a lot about my taste in reading materials rather than being a reflection on this
book! I urge other urban fantasy fans to try it for themselves though.
The world Chess Putnam lives in is ruled by the Church of Real Truth, who have been
running the world since governments fell after an uprising of the dead. They reimburse
citizens being harassed by the deceased and there are quite a few false claims made by
people hoping to get easy money. Chess is a witch who is sanctioned by the church to
uncover the truth of haunting and perform exorcisms if needed. She enjoys a special status
as part of the church and no one dares to mess with her. Except her drug dealer.
He claim Chess owes him a lot of money and can wipe her debt by performing him a favour
an exorcism. He sends his enforcer to ensure it gets done an enforcer Chess
is attracted to. A rival drug dealer doesnt want the exorcism to happen and
is willing to do anything to ensure this. Luckily for him, Chess is also attracted to him.