The Ghost Box: A Reagan Moon Novel
Mike Duran, author
Reagan Moon -- paranormal reporter, terminal underachiever, and staunch cynic of the human race. The only ghosts he really believes in are the ones in his own head. But his world is about to get an upgrade. When Moon is hired by a reclusive tycoon to investigate the events surrounding his girlfriend's tragic death, he learns of an impending apocalypse about to flatten Los Angeles. Seems that the Summu Nura, ancient gods from a parallel dimension, are looking for a new stomping ground. And Hollyweird is ground zero. What's worse, Reagan Moon is the only one who can stop them. With the help of an occult archivist and a carefree guardian angel, Moon is forced to confront an invisible world of toxic parasites and dimensional outriders. But no amount of magic can save him from monster that awaits… inside him.
Magnificent mayhem ensues when hard-boiled PI and tabloid reporter Reagan Moon meets things he really cannot explain away in Duran’s (Subterranea) delicious urban fantasy novel. The paranormal is Moon’s stock in trade, though usually he’s fairly cynical about the fantastical stories he peddles to the denizens of modern-day Los Angeles. Once he’s offered the opportunity to find out what really happened to his deceased girlfriend, however, his skepticism is challenged in ways that he couldn’t have imagined. Shadowy conspiracies jostle the wondrous world of the weird in an effort to get his attention—or kill him trying. A myriad of mythological detail is wrapped in Moon’s occasionally self-deprecating humor, and he embodies the sort of charm that lets adorable 10-year-olds get away with mayhem. Moon’s transformation, from hard-edged cynic to a man with morals and a mission, transcends schlock to tug the reader’s heartstrings. This madcap tale flashes through highs and lows en route to a shamelessly and lovably over-the-top conclusion. (BookLife)