Books by Holy Ghost Writer

PINKIE AND BLUEBOY by Sadia Barrameda
Released: May 16, 2015

"An unpredictable, improbable exploration of the trials and tribulations of marijuana trafficking. "
Young love is overtaken by the excitement of the drug trade in this joint effort by the pseudonymous Holy Ghost Writer and Barrameda (9/11: Terrorists' Descent into Jahannam, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >
The Anonymous Girl (Special Edition) by Holy Ghost Writer
Released: Feb. 20, 2014

In a sequel of sorts to The Sovereign Order of Monte Cristo (2013), hacker extraordinaire Zaydee exacts revenge from within a federal prison after she's falsely arrested by two corrupt FBI agents.
This bundle—composed of the previously published That Girl Started Her Own Country (2012) and its sequel, The Anonymous Girl (2013)—has the pseudonymous Holy Ghost Writer putting a twist on the vengeance of the wrongfully accused that drives Dumas' original The Count of Monte Cristo, crossing it with elements of Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy and the real-life adventures of hacker groups like Anonymous. In a shady set of circumstances that involves stock-market manipulation, FBI agents Whitehead and Binder coerce a crooked lawyer to help them entrap his client Zaydee, a descendant of the Count of Monte Cristo, Edmond Dantes, and thus heirto the tangled nexus of secret societies established in the previous book. After the agents mockingly book her under the pseudonym "Princess Jane Doe," Zaydee decides to retain her anonymity throughout her trial and, using her nearly supernatural hacking talent to maintain contact with the world outside the federal detention center, to falsely incriminate the agents who entrapped her. She's assisted by a colorful range of fellow inmates, including a former Soviet spy, an insurance fraudster and some practitioners of Haitian magic, as well as a besotted security guard whose uncanny resemblance to Zaydee comes in handy for the occasional sortie beyond the prison gates. Meanwhile, Zaydee's former lover Steve Larson is on the run for an exposé he wrote on the Bilderberg Group, and Remey Sommers, a young man who's deeply involved in the secret Skull and Bones society and heavily invested in genetic engineering, pines for the enigmatic girl who seduced him over spring break and then turned up on the front page of the Miami Herald as Princess Jane Doe. Believability and logic are in short supply, and to say that most of the plot elements are ripped from the headlines is an understatement—the narrative can feel like an entire day's worth of CNN crawlers. The cat-and-mouse element of Zaydee's revenge on the FBI agents goes on much too long, and though Zaydee carries off an audacious intellectual property theft that, in the real world, should indeed land her behind bars, it doesn't occur until she's been incarcerated for months. The sketchiness of her original arrest is an ongoing irritation that isn't even addressed in the interminable court scenes.
A persecution fantasy for conspiracy theorists. Read full book review >
The Count of Monte Cristo as Retold by Sherlock Holmes by Holy Ghost Writer
Released: July 4, 2013

"A curious, intriguing effort to retell a classic through the eyes of an iconic character, but several unanswered questions remain."
A unique twist on a time-honored tale that interweaves several literary characters. Read full book review >
Released: July 4, 2013

"A long, unwieldy novel that recapitulates a story told better by its original author, with a final third setting up a story that remains to be told. "
A retelling of Alexandre Dumas' 1844 classic The Count of Monte Cristo that continues the story of Edmond Dantès. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 6, 2013

"An easy and light read, especially for young sci-fi mystery lovers."
In Holy Ghost Writer's third installment of his 12-book series, Zeddy, a young boy, embarks on an epic journey to find and save his father. Read full book review >
Released: July 8, 2012

"This slim sequel with flimsy characters makes for a quick, easy read."
Edmond Dantes, and his many identities, traverses the world in this whirlwind of a sequel. Read full book review >