Ghost Agents was written by Nita DeBorde and independently published in 2021. You can purchase the book on Amazon/Kindle and you can visit the author on Facebook and Amazon.
Claire Abelard works as a candy store clerk on Galveston Island, off from the coast of Texas, but she does a lot more in her life than pulling taffy and fillings bags of sweets for her customers. She also leads ghost tours on the island by night but these two positions are just a cover for her real job. Claire's real job is working as an agent for the Bureau for Historical Preservation, a clandestine organization that "monitors and assists energy projections, or entities more commonly known as ghosts." But, there is another secret covert organization lurking around that wants to "dispatch" or kill these energy projections and Claire is hoping to stop this from happening. The problem is; the Bureau questions if this other nefarious organization even exists and Claire has to try and convince them, even though some of the agents are her family. She soon learns that she's the only one who has the ability to stop the disappearances that have already claimed several of the beloved projections on the island.
This story will remind you a bit of the Ghost Whisperer, with adorable, likable and humorous projections that Claire has the pleasure of being a roommate of. These three ghostly girls offer motherly and other kinds of assertive advice that had me giggling with enjoyment. Claire is also teased by the projections and her co-workers when she weighs whether or not to date a good looking ghost hunter who has come to town with his group.
These fun and favorable plot lines continue to about the middle of the book when things begin to pick up on a much more serious note. This is when several of the story's conflicts begin to evolve, which finally addressed the scene in the prologue of the book, which did a fantastic job in hooking me into reading Ghost Agents. I was very intrigued with how the author explained the in-depth science and history behind The Bureau and it had me considering if much of the explanations could be applied to real life ghost hunting and what we might really be dealing with.
This is the first installment of a series of books for Ghost Agents and this story is a keeper. It will amuse and it will also provide history, mystery, romance and a desire to keep reading about these wonderful and interesting characters. I loved it!
I give Ghost Agents 4 out of 5 stars.
Nita DeBorde is a scheduled guest on The Writers Lounge Blog Talk Radio Show #98 on September 20, 2021