- Paperback: 226 pages
- Publisher: Caroline Street Press (October 14, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0988320118
- ISBN-13: 978-0988320116
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,214,134 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"...a great story, tight writing, and the return of a wonderful ensemble of characters. It's like re-connecting with old friends, and there is something comforting about that." - Eden Baylee, Author of Stranger at Sunset
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Writing from memory, I will try to recapture a few points of what I liked most about Pilate's Ghost.
Pilate's Ghost was more serious than the first two books, and I'd suggest reading the series in order, but it's not absolutely necessary to do so to follow the storyline.
In Ghost, John Pilate, the protag has matured. He is life weary, and who wouldn't be after what he's been through? Life threatening experiences, marriage, kids, and working for a living tend to temper one's humour. It was my favorite of the series, probably because I considered John too 'smart-alecky' at times in the first two books. That attitude, though, was often a cover-up for something else, and that comes more to light in this book.
John Pilate is haunted by his past mistakes. He must try to do right by them. Thankfully, Simon is still around, John's faithful 'sidekick,' who manages to keep him grounded and drive him crazy at the same time.
It was also great to see the return of Taters, a formidable character and someone everyone should know and have as a friend.
Needless to say, a great story, tight writing, and the return of a wonderful ensemble of characters. It's like re-connecting with old friends, and there is something comforting about that.
I have already picked up Book 4 -- Pilate's Blood: Thicker Than Water...Twice As Deadly (John Pilate Mysteries Book 4) and can't wait to read it. Treat yourself to a wonderful series if you haven't started it. It's well worth your time.
Someone wrote that he/she thought Pilates Ghost was one of the best books they'd read all year (a Dec 2012 review). I'll tell you this, Pilates Cross, Key, and Ghost are the *three* best novels I've read since the first one ("Cross") came out! I didn't really know what to expect with "Ghost" other than it may have had something to do with a character from a previous book. I got kinda slowed down with the first few pages because it was like a prelude to me since I'd read both "Cross" and "Key," but it took hold and I just had to hold on. John thinks, I believe, that he has Simon right where he wants him. Like, "YEAH, RIGHT!"
I'm quite sure that Simon will titillate John toward a new vista of Pilate mysteries in the near future. By the way, as good as "Ghost" was, for sheer absolute intrigue I did like "Key" best. Yup, we need some more John Pilate mysteries.