Ash Carter is in Penang on a job that seems beneath him: babysit a newspaper reporter. She's investigating ghost stories at the barracks but it's Carter's past that is back to haunt him.
Returning to Singapore he finds himself caught up with a Chinese Secret Society. It's not Andrew Yipp's and Carter finds himself beholden to the leader, Chen Guan Xi. Chen wants to remove his big rival without a turf war and he wants Carter to do it for him.
However Yipp and Carter have so far had a good relationship. But when investigations on behalf of the gorgeous Su Ling uncover Yipp's wicked actions, Carter's attitude changes.
Stuck between the two criminal organisations, Ash Carter must find a solution and put the ghosts to rest.
Thanks go to Murray Bailey, for both my ARC and a signed copy of Singapore Ghost to giveaway! Please check me out @red_bristol where I’m running the giveaway until July 31st.
This is the 4th in the “Singapore” series starring ex military policeman and, sometime prize-fighter, Ash Carter.
Called to an army barracks, Ash is assisting and at times babysitting a reporter who is looking into an apparent curse at the camp which seems to be causing the resident soldiers to have accidents. This time one is fatal, a soldier appears to have shot and killed himself accidentally.
At the same time, Ash is looking for the long lost mother of an old friend..
If you haven’t read Ash Carter before, you may think, oh here’s another Jack Reacher but he is far from it. Ash has a coolness about him that’s hard not to like and an investigative nature that won’t let him walk away from a crime.
Murray Bailey writes so well it’s almost addictive, with chapters of lengths that you just read one more, your quickly and deeply immersed into 1950’s Singapore.
The Locations are great and it’s nice being somewhere else in your mind other than London or Scotland, and these are clearly researched with vigour and verve, Murray Bailey really knows his stuff about the era he writes so well about.
The author plots a mystery with a great aplomb, pulling you one then way the other as his story snakes to an excellent end.
I highly recommended the Singapore series, and I can’t wait for Singapore Killer!
Lastly just a thank you to Murray, when I got to the acknowledgement page and saw my name , I couldn’t believe my eyes and have been showing anyone that will look since, little things that go so far and make this whole blog and review thing worth all the time it really does take.
Murray Bailey was born in Greater Manchester, England. He gradually moved south until he reached the beautiful Dorset coast where he now lives with his wife and family. Having young children and an all-consuming passion such as writing doesn’t leave much free time, but when he can take a break, he enjoys running and cycling, kayaking along the gorgeous River Stour and making sandcastles with his children.