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Tortured Spirits
Lamberson, Gregory, 1964-
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[Aurora, IL] : Medallion Press, Inc, [2012]

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471 pages ; 21 cm.
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"Facing the demons is the least of Jake Helman's worries"--Cover.

Author Notes

Gregory Lamberson is the writer and director of the films "Naked Fear," " Undying Love," and the cult classic" Slime City. "He is the author of "Cosmic Forces," "Desperate Souls," "The Frenzy""Way," "Johnny Gruesome, "and the Anubis Award-winning "Personal Demons." He lives outside Buffalo, New York.

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Booklist Review

Jake Helman, the NYPD homicide cop turned private investigator with an unwanted specialty in the supernatural and the horrific (see Personal Demons, 2009), is trying to save the soul of his best friend and former partner, Edgar Hopkins, who has been turned into a raven (see Desperate Souls, 2010). Problem is, the woman who put the curse on Edgar is dead, and only a blood relative can remove it. Jake finds the necessary relative, and she says she'll do it, for a price: she wants Jake to go to Pavot Island ( the same size as Jamaica, on the opposite side of Cuba ) and spring her husband from political prison. The hitch: Pavot Island's dictator is trading in heroin and cocaine, and he's using the living dead to do the heavy lifting. Another deft mixture of private-eye and horror themes, and, as with Desperate Souls, Lamberson grounds the story in reality by focusing on Jake's own personal journey into darkness as he struggles to save his best friend.--Pitt, David Copyright 2010 Booklist

Publisher's Weekly Review

The fourth installment in Lamberson's Jake Helman Files (after 2011's Cosmic Forces) is an action-packed blend of hard-boiled urban fantasy and pulpy horror. Only one person in the world can help intrepid New York City PI Helman change his cop friend Edgar Hopkins back into human form: a white witch named Miriam Du Pre. Before she agrees to attempt the transformation, Helman must free her husband, a political prisoner, from a Caribbean island ruled by a drug-lord dictator with an army of zombies at his beck and call. Series fans will applaud the audacious moves in this high-octane installment, but the explicit and at times protracted descriptions of crude sex ("Jake felt hot membrane engulfing him") and gory conflicts with the walking dead will make readers grimace for all of the wrong reasons. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.