J. Warren Weaver
Writer of spec screenplays, comic books and at least one full length novel,
To Kill A Ghost.
A Killer Of Spies
Still dealing with the trauma of his grandfather Victor's murder and his own involvement in the dangerous conspiracy that followed it, Erik puts his schooling on hold and joins his family on a trip of mourning to Europe. But, Victor's past catches up to Erik once again when a mysterious woman makes contact with Erik on the streets of Berlin claiming Victor had hidden evidence of a terrible crime for her. Evidence she desperately needs to clear her name and bring a notorious East German serial killer to justice.
When that woman falls victim to the killer, Erik is thrust back into the fire as he becomes a suspect in her murder. Things go from bad to worse when a shadowy force of mercenaries descends on Erik and demands the evidence the woman was asking for. On the run for his life once more, Erik must crack the code of Victor's ledger and hunt down the evidence before he's hunted down and silenced forever.
Can Erik and his allies run out the clock and bring a killer to justice, or will they become just another victim in a decades long killing spree?
To Kill A Ghost
When Erik’s grandfather is murdered on the front steps of his home, Erik is forced to put medical school on hold and deal with his grieving family. When the case runs cold and things don’t seem to add up Erik finds himself leading his own investigation into the grisly murder.
As Erik becomes embroiled in escalating acts of violence, a message from beyond the grave activates his hidden skills; a set of skills carefully planted in him by his grandfather Victor. By the time Erik realizes what is happening, he is involved in drug-dealing, kidnapping, and organized crime. Unexplained murders seem to follow him, but the deepest secret is still to come.
Can Erik face the truth about Victor’s past and how it affects his own future?
The author does a superb job of not quite telling everything while dropping hints along the way. A few things I figured out rather early on, but others slipped past my mystery radar line. In fact, the author embodied the murder victim's perspective...trust no one and never assume.
I highly suggest you give this book a chance. Didn't want to put it down and enjoyed each time my theories were put into doubt. No mystery reader likes to figure out every single story. This is one that can give you a little bit of a challenge. You might find a new author you will want to follow.
Praise & Reviews
This novel begins with a mystery but moves quickly to intense action. It will have readers on the edge of their seats, piecing together clues, checking for mysterious vehicles lurking nearby, blocking punches and dodging bullets. Weaver delivers a story that is both exciting and clever, exploring themes of self-discovery, loyalty and redemption without slowing down the action or pulling any punches...
To Kill a Ghost is a carefully constructed tale of mystery, action and vengeance. Weaver shows great balance in presenting enough details to bring each scene to life and advance this intricate plot one step at a time, without bogging the reader down with excessive descriptions or narrative. Reminding us that every family has its secrets, To Kill a Ghost will become a favorite for those who enjoy a fast-paced plot that also explores hidden identities and makes intriguing connections to the past.
J. Warren Weaver crafts a thriller that is brimming with intrigue and that features larger-than-life characters. The opening offers a deceptively simple case of murder, and the reader’s mind is filled with questions as they think about what could happen next as a neighborhood and a family deal with shock and loss. The mysterious character of Viktor is not immediately introduced and following Erik’s path to unravelling the truth about Viktor’s murder becomes an exciting ride for readers, one that is filled with unexpected twists and turns. This is a story that is layered with action, featuring complex characters, an intricately-woven plot, and robust conflict. The prose is beautiful and the dialogues dazzling. In turn slyly poignant and delightfully haunting, this tale that overflows with intelligent dialogues and engrossing prose has everything one looks for in a page-turning thriller. Don’t open To Kill a Ghost if you have an important appointment; you won’t make it. It is imaginative and original.
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About J. Warren Weaver
J. Warren Weaver lives in small town Colorado where he enjoys the bountiful great outdoors with his wife and three dogs.
J. Warren is a proud member of the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Professional Authors Alliance (PAA).