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GHOST (GHOST: John Spector Novel Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Wayne Thomas Batson , Laura G. Johnson , Mary Lu Batson
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"Fans of Lee Child and Jim Butcher will love this series!"
—The Underground


Protector and punisher…

Hunter and hunted…

Down-to-earth and otherworldly…

John Spector, aka GHOST, isn’t your ordinary investigator.

He carries a shiny badge, a billfold ID, and a mysterious silver suitcase. His mission? Seek the forgotten ones, the abandoned ones, the ones no one else can or will help. Visit blunt force trauma upon the world’s blackest souls and deny the devil his day by any means necessary. And never stop. Never.

For more than a decade, the "Smiling Jack" killer has been posting photos of his victims on the Web, daring anyone to catch him, daring anyone to care. But when no missing person files match and no victims are ever found, the FBI closes the case.

Years later, a digital camera washes up on shore, and GHOST finds it. Each macabre photo becomes a clue that will lead GHOST and FBI Special Agent Deanna Rezvani on the trail of one of the most diabolical killers of this world…or beyond.

"No one gets away with murder. Not for long."

NOTE: This book is intended for mature reading audiences. The appropriate reader age is: 16+


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About the Author

WAYNE THOMAS BATSON is the Bestselling author of ten adventure novels including the fan favorite DOOR WITHIN TRILOGY, the pirate duo ISLE OF SWORDS and ISLE OF FIRE, and the new 7-book fantasy epic DARK SEA ANNALS. A middle school Reading and English teacher for 23 years, Batson loves to challenge—and be challenged by—his students. So, when he began writing stories to supplement the school district’s curriculum, it was his students who taught their teacher a lesson. Batson’s students were so taken by one of the stories that, over a thirteen year span, they pushed him to make it into a full-length novel. That story became The Door Within. Since then, Batson’s students continue to be his frontline editors. Says Batson, “Two things you can count on from middle school students: Intelli-gence and Honesty. Kids are so much more perceptive than a lot of us ‘Big Folk’ give them credit for. And when something’s not right in the story, they’ll tell you about in very clear terms.” Batson lives in Maryland with his wonderful wife of twenty years and four incredible teenage children. "God has blessed me with a remarkable family," Batson says. "Not perfect. But intelligent, fun, faithful, loyal, and entertaining." With over half a million books in print, Batson believes his books appeal to so many kids and adults because, at a deep level, we all long to do something that matters, and we all dream of another world.

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  • File Size: 817 KB
  • Print Length: 476 pages
  • Publisher: Spearhead Books; 1 edition (July 3, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DS1Y5HC
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #226,798 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Thrilling, Intriguing, and Fantastic Novel! July 27, 2013
By Erin P.
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This is an absolutely amazing book that is both humorous and thought-provoking. The way Batson wrote this book with its serious themes and creative plot twists, while at the same time adding in humor and fantastic suspense, blew me away. If you're searching for a book that deals with the seriousness (and sometimes horribleness) of this world but also with hope, mercy, and good-versus-evil, look no further! Batson created a book that not only keeps you on the edge of your seat with suspense and mystery, but one that also is very thought-provoking, and definitely worthwhile.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars John Spector is a great character March 2, 2014
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I generally don't care for supernatural thrillers, but for some reason the story caught my interest and kept it to the end. John Spector was someone I wanted to spend time with.
At times the violence was overwhelming, and as with all supernatural thrillers for me, there were lots of unanswered questions about the interaction of spiritual and physical worlds. What does it mean for an angel to be killed? I still don't know.
If, like me, you don't care for supernatural thrillers, you might try this one and find that you like it for the same reason I did: John Spector is a great character. If you do like supernatural thrillers, I'll bet you will like this one, too.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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First off, I must say that as a fan of Wayne Thomas Batson's work, I have been anticipating this book's release for a while! And it certainly does not dissapoint! Packed full of intensity, epic awesomeness, and great story, this is a book you do not want to miss! It is an incredible ride, to be sure, and any fan of Sir Batson's previous works will not be dissapointed! I highly recommend this book, and I cannot wait for the second!

It is super awesome and super thrilling, so take the plunge and delve into Ghost; you won't regret the ride!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An overall good book July 27, 2013
By CD
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It is a good book that is a well-written parallel to the spiritual world. I recommend the reader is mature enough to handle real world scenarios.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A riveting supernatural crime thriller July 17, 2013
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Wayne Batson is most well known for his YA fiction, so I wasn't sure how his debut in the adult fiction world would be.

Incredible!

John Spector is a compelling protagonist with a stellar support cast. Not only does he have an impossible mission to stop Smiling Jack from murdering more young women, he must battle supernatural foes along way.

I read 30-40 books a year and this goes in my top ten this year.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Truthfully, my title to this review says a lot! That's the first thing I thought when I started reading "Ghost." It has the spiritual warfare flavor of Peretti's "This Present Darkness" combined with the serial killer intrigue of James' "Bower Files Series." I truly enjoyed the presentation of the story and the way it unfolded. There were definitely places that I figuratively scratched my head and sputtered "huh?" but it didn't take long for the "huh?" to turn into an "ahh... I get it."

On a very individual note, I was a bit put-off by Ghost's love of coffee only because I already associated Ghost with Patrick Bowers, so to me, it felt a bit "copy cattish." I'm sure a lot of authors have characters that love coffee, but it messed with me a bit :)

I really enjoyed the story, and I will get the next in the series as soon as it's available. I would highly recommend this Christian Thriller to anyone who appreciates an intriguing story with twists and turns and a fulfilling conclusion!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ghost On is all you need to know! May 25, 2014
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I can't wait for the next book that follows this one. Ghost is a very different character and this book never stops turning from one thing to another so the book just flows in excitement all the time. Had a lot of trouble putting this one down to do the things I needed to do. You can't go wrong reading this one. Waiting for the John Spector follow up.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Amazing!! January 13, 2014
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This book was amazing, and author W.T.B. has just risen to the top of my list again. I have read all of his books, and this definitely does not disappoint. He writes with a brilliant passion that you normally do not see anymore. I am so excited for the next John Spector novel. I will definitely be one of the first in line to buy it. To Mr. Batson, never stop writing. This work was brilliant!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Confusing, overly long
This could have been a good book, but Mr. Batson tried too hard to put his own agenda out there. Not just his pro-life agenda, but also his view of angels and demons. Read more
Published 7 days ago by C. Reynolds
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
took awhile but enjoyed as progressed
Published 2 months ago by Jean
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read, Put together well and can't stop reading it.
I loved this book.. The author has a wonderful sense of humor as well as placing the right comments in the right places. Read more
Published 3 months ago by cathy
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible, Action packed Novel
So good! Absolutely loved this book. Kept my in suspense right until the end and left me super excited for the next book. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Brionna Wheaton
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved the main character
What it boils down to is this: I really liked John Spector, aka Ghost, and I am a sucker for a good action flick, which this book reads like. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars This book was Awesome!!!!!!!
Ghost is an awesome thriller. The way Batson puts a murder mystery and a supernatural thriller into one book is amazing. I don't recommend it for anyone under 17 thought. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Virginia Anderson
4.0 out of 5 stars Supernatural Vengeance
Ghost is a very complex character who probably needs to have his own TV show. The book was riveting! Read more
Published 5 months ago by Krystine Kercher
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and entertaining read
I had never read any of Batson's books but I will definitely be reading more of them. If you like Ted Dekker or Frank Peretti you will enjoy this book.
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A Superb Thriller with a Divinely Haunting Twist
In an unprescented rookie move, Wayne Batson stepped into a major league batter's box and hit a home run. His first adult E-book release is OUTSTANDING. Read more
Published 6 months ago by GRS
5.0 out of 5 stars Kept me on the edge of my seat
I couldn't put it down but this is not for younger readers. His characters are amazing. A really good thriller!
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
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More About the Author

Wayne Thomas Batson was born in Seabrook, MD in 1968. During the early years he tortured his older brothers and sisters, doing those things that only younger siblings can do to get on your nerves.
He attended Gabriel DuVal Senior High School and wrote this for his Yearbook
Senior Goals: To become a professional writer or artist. During the high school and early college years, he played lead guitar for a rock band called "Contagious." They were catchy, but apparently not enough to get a record deal.

Having completed the rigorous Holmes English Literature Curriculum, he graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1991. In 1996, he received his first graduate degree in Counseling. He has continued his studies with 36 credit hours of graduate-level Reading courses.

Wayne Thomas Batson has spent the last fifteen years teaching Reading and English to middle schools students. He pioneered the active instruction of Strategic Reading in Anne Arundel County and has written Reading and English Curricula for Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, and Howard County Public Schools. Most recently, he helped develop the Challenge Reading Curriculum for advanced readers in Howard County, Maryland.
Wayne Thomas Batson lives in Eldersburg with his beautiful wife of eleven years and his four wonderful young children. Besides dividing his time between family, teaching, and writing, he likes to read, golf, play PS2, travel to the beach, play electric guitar, and create 3D artwork.

Wayne Thomas Batson is the Bestselling author of five adventure novels including the fantasy epic Door Within Trilogy and the pirate duo Isle of Swords and Isle of Fire. A middle school Reading and English teacher for 18 years, Batson loves to challenge--and be challenged by--his students. So, when he began writing stories to supplement the school district's curriculum, it was his students who taught their teacher a lesson. Batson's students were so taken by one of the stories that, over a thirteen year span, they pushed him to make it into a full-length novel. That story became The Door Within. Since then, Batson's students continue to be his frontline editors. Says Batson, "Two things you can count on from middle school students: Intelligence and Honesty. Kids are so much more perceptive than a lot of us 'Big Folk' give them credit for. And when something's not write in the story, they'll tell you about in very clear terms." Batson is teaming up with author and friend Christopher Hopper for a new book series, The Berinfell Prophecies. The first book, Curse of the Spider King, hit bookstores in October 2009. It promises to turn the traditional "portal fantasy" on its head, posing the question: What would happen if the fantasy came to us? Batson believes his books appeal to so many kids and adults because, at a deep level, we all long to do something that matters, and we all dream of another world.

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