Sunday 18 January 2009


Psychometry-the power to touch an object and divine information about its history-has meant a life of petty crime for Simon Canderous, but now he's gone over to the good side. At New York's underfunded and (mostly) secret Department of Extraordinary Affairs, he's learning about red tape, office politics, and the basics of paranormal investigation. But it's not the paperwork that has him breathless.

After Simon spills his coffee on (okay, through) the ghost of a beautiful woman- who doesn't know she's dead-he and his mentor plan to find her killers. But Simon's not prepared for the nefarious plot that unfolds before him, involving politically correct cultists, a large wooden fish, a homicidal bookcase, and the forces of Darkness, which kind of have a crush on him.

Well, I started this book a few days ago and just finished it. Wow. It was a great start to the Simon Canderous series. This is another new urban fantasy series that for some reason slipped by my radar. But, I caught up with it, and I'm really glad.

Simon is another great character with his own set of skills and problems to go along with it. I was sucked into his world from the first chapter and can't wait to see what else he gets up to.

Anton Strout has created a deep, interesting and thought-provoking world with a set of intriguing characters that will have me eagerly awaiting the next installments.

Once again, if you're an urban fantasy fan, you should definitely check this one out!

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