Heather Graham hits another home run with Phantom Evil (Mira Books / Harlequin, April 2011). This is the first installment in her new mini-series "Krewe of Hunters." Graham fans will delight in getting the newest team of investigators assembled by Adam Harrison - and this team is now working with Harrison and the government.
Set in post-Katrina and post-oil spill New Orleans, Phantom Evil is yet another page-turner by the multi-talented Graham. In the Garden District of a possible haunted mansion the team assembles to investigate the possible suicide of a state senator's wife - were ghosts the cause or was a human element at work?
As we get to know the team, including leader Jackson Crow, former cop Angela Hawkins, and Whitney, the granddaughter of a New Orleans Voodoo priestess, Graham weaves her magic and draws us into the story. No surprise or spoiler really that there is something non-human at work in the mansion, but I won't go into details and spoil it for you. 'Nuff said that the team faces challenges and there is also some very steamy romance too.
Curling up with a Heather Graham novel is like savoring a glass of wine before a fire - totally relaxing and enjoyable - but with the added spice of say indulging in a Szechuan dinner too. It is always an extra special treat to enjoy her latest entry and usually calls for phones, email to be unchecked, and darn it all, forget all about Facebook as you curl up and start to flip those pages - or in our now digital world - skip from page to page via a digital device.
Graham shows an underbelly and corruption in New Orleans, but at the same time celebrates the indomitable spirit of this fair city's residents. Andy Deverereux plays a role - albeit more minor than in past Graham novels - but its good to "see" him again.
So, make sure to look out for Heather Graham's Phantom Evil at the beginning of April or pre-order it now, then block off some quality time and enjoy your time in her romantic, suspenseful, supernatural, and very sexy world.
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Alive or dead, everyone is looking for something…
A secret government unit is formed under the oversight of Adam Harrison, famed paranormal investigator. The six members he’s gathered know a little of the otherworldly—each has honed a psychic talent of their own.
Jackson Crow, part English, part Cheyenne, heads the group. Haunted by his experience with an ancestral ghost who saved his life as a child, and the recent murders of two previous teammates, Jackson can’t tell if Adam’s demoted him or given him an extraordinary opportunity. Despite his link to the realm of spirits, he’s well aware that the living commit the most heinous crimes, with spiritualist charlatans existing merely to fool and seduce the unwary.
To counterbalance Jackson’s careful skepticism, Adam Harrison has paired him with Angela Hawkins, a young woman who learned the painful lesson of loss at an early age. A police offi cer utilizing her paranormal intuition in Virginia, she already has her hands full. But Adam’s call to New Orleans is strong.
The case: In a historic mansion in New Orleans’s French Quarter, a senator’s wife falls to her death from a balcony. Most think she jumped, distraught over the loss of her young son. Some say she was pushed. And yet others believe she was beckoned by the ghostly spirits that inhabit the house—once the site of a serial killer’s grisly work.
Whether supernatural or all too human, crimes of passion, greed and desire will cast the pair into danger of losing their lives...and their immortal souls.
New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author HEATHER GRAHAM has written more than one hundred novels, many of which have been featured by the Doubleday Book Club and the Literary Guild. An avid scuba diver, ballroom dancer and mother of fi ve, she still enjoys her south Florida home, but loves to travel as well, from locations such as Cairo, Egypt, to her own backyard, the Florida Keys. Reading, however, is the pastime she still loves best, and she is a member of many writing groups. She’s currently vice president of the Horror Writers’ Association, and she’s also an active member of International Thriller Writers. She is very proud to be a Killerette in the Killer Thriller Band, along with many fellow novelists she greatly admires.