Kester Lanner didn't know what to expect when he followed his mother's dying request to contact the mysterious Dr. Ribero, but he wasn't expecting to find his long lost father. Nor was he expecting to join the family business: catching supernatural spirits.Read more...
Kester Lanner didn't know what to expect when he followed his mother's dying request to contact the mysterious Dr. Ribero, but he wasn't expecting to find his long lost father. Nor was he expecting to join the family business: catching supernatural spirits.
Kester is intrigued despite his fear, and finds himself drawn into an ancient ghost story that will test the entire agency.He soon becomes enmeshed in a struggle with the spirit, who is so malevolent and haunting that his first real case might just be his last.
- ISBN-13: 9781944995041
- ISBN-10: 1944995048
- Publisher: Amberjack Publishing
- Publish Date: March 2017
- Page Count: 284
- Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds
Series: Dr Ribero's Agency of the Supernatural #1
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2017-01-09
- Reviewer: Staff
Bankss debut marks the start of a promising urban fantasy series, something like Ghostbusters with a British accent. Kester Lanner was raised by his mother and only discovers after her death that his father is alive and eager to welcome him into the family business in Exeter: Dr. Riberos Agency of the Supernatural. A job as a spirit-hunting investigator doesnt exactly thrill this nervous academic, who prefers the predictable, the reliable, and the well-established. Despite his misgivings, 22-year-old Kester joins the firm and soon discovers that he has a rare skill that could help give the company the edge it needs over the competition. The real challenge comes with a dangerous case dealing with a haunted painting of a mysterious lady in green that charms every man who sees it. Banks introduces all the necessary background of a series launch, including Kesters uneasy relationships with his new job, the father he never knew he had, and coworkers who arent sure how much they can trust him, as well as a supernatural landscape that mixes folklore, legend, and deadly reality. Contemporary fantasy fans hungry for a new angle will enjoy this one. (Mar.)