City of Masks
A Cree Black ThrillerBook - 2003
Returning to her ancestral New Orleans home, Lila Beauforte is tormented by an insidious and violent spectre, until her brother calls in "ghostbusters" Cree Black and her partner to unlock the mystery of the historic house, contact the ghosts that haunt it, and exorcise them from the Beaufortes' lives. By the author of Skull Session. 50,000 first printing.
Introducing Cree Black, a parapsychologist with a haunted past.
The 150-year-old Beauforte House, located in the Garden District in New Orleans, has some secrets. When Lila Beauforte takes up residence in her ancestral home as an adult she begins to see some of those secrets literally come to life. Terrified by an insidious and ultimately violent presence, Lila is losing her characteristic tenacity. Fearing for his sister's sanity, Ronald Beauforte reluctantly calls Cree Black for help.
Based out of Seattle, Cree Black and her partner take on the world beyond our senses. Detectives of the spirit, the so-called ghostbusters are able to conjure ghosts with the hope of exorcising them out of people's lives. A natural empath with a Ph.D. in psychology, Cree is susceptible to the emotional vulnerability of her clients. As she gets closer to the truth, the proverbial bones in the closet of the prestigious New Orleans family come crashing down around them, and Cree must fight to keep her own ghosts from destroying her.
In this first of a series novels featuring Cree Black, Daniel Hecht has created an entirely plausible heart-stopping ghost thriller. Hecht is a master storyteller and this intelligent, unusual take on the supernatural tale combines a traditional mystery with a compassionate exploration of life's real emotional passages and existential questions. Relying on the science of parapsychology to spine-tingling effect, he brings to life a remarkably compelling character in Cree Black-as well as the ghosts she confronts.
Blackwell North Amer
Cree Black didn't believe in ghosts until she encountered her dead husband. Now she not only sees ghosts, she feels, hears, and even talks to them. Seeking answers to life's mysteries as well as to riddles from her past, she's putting her newfound abilities to use. Based out of Seattle, Cree and her partner are detectives of the spirit, scientific ghost busters who study ghosts as they try to exorcise them from people's lives. But the ghost in their latest client's life has Cree fearing for her own.
The 150-year-old Beauforte House, in New Orleans's Garden District, has more than a few secrets. Once the home of one of the city's most influential families, the house has long stood empty, until Lila Beauforte resumes residence and begins to see some of those secrets literally come to life. Tormented by an insidious and violent presence, Lila finds herself trapped in a life increasingly filled with forgotten childhood terrors. Using an unconventional take on psychology and a powerful natural empathy with Lila, Cree finds herself navigating the dangerous worlds of spirit and memory as they clash in a terrorizing tale of murder and mistaken identity.
Returning to her ancestral New Orleans home, Lila Beauforte is tormented by an insidious and violent spectre, until her brother calls in "ghostbusters" Cree Black and her partner to unlock the mystery of the historic house.