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Ghosts on the Red Line

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Commuters see their Departed on Boston's Red Line subway trains.

Consultant Harry West is hired to investigate by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. His project turns personal when his ex-wife Alexandra Ben-Tov meets their beloved daughter on the Red Line, who looks like the teenager she might have become if she had lived.

Are the visitors on the Red Line ghosts
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Paperback, 296 pages
Published September 14th 2011 by PenLane Press
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Review of Ghosts on the Red Line by Peter David Shapiro
5 stars

An intriguing and comfy psychical (and psychological) mystery with a cast that includes not just individuals, but corporations (the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority-MBTA; Blair West International consultants), universities (MIT), and metropolises (Cambridge and Boston), the novel purports the premise: “What if-what if the deceased began to appear to individuals during a subway ride?” Not a wholesale “everybody sees ‘em,” but
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Janet
Apr 08, 2013 Janet rated it it was amazing
I found "Ghosts on the Red Line" amazing. It was very intreging! I highly recommend it for anyone wanting to read about Boston.
Jennifer
Dec 29, 2011 Jennifer marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I ride the Red Line every day, I must read this!
Peter Shapiro
Oct 29, 2014 Peter Shapiro rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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GHOSTS ON THE RED LINE explores what happens when commuters see their Departed on Boston's subway trains.

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority hires consultant Harry West to investigate. Harry's project turns personal when his ex-wife Alexandra Ben-Tov meets their daughter on the Red Line, who looks like the teenager she might have become if she had lived. Included in what one reader review calls an "engaging cast of characters" are a Boston psychic, the Archbishop of Boston, members o
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Stephen Dorneman
Jul 28, 2014 Stephen Dorneman rated it liked it
I may be kind giving this book three stars - the writing in this self-published novel sorely lacks the hand of a good editor, but the essential elements of the plot, that ghosts that first began appearing on Boston's Red Line subway cars due to an MIT research project can be reliably summoned, and that summoning turned into a business, is so strong and taken relatively well to its logical conclusions, that I had to at least give it a three. Shapiro knows the world of consultants, start-ups, ...more
Marti
Feb 10, 2013 Marti rated it liked it
This was a pretty good story and I might have rated it more highly had it not had so many editing errors. Basically, people start seeing dead friends, relatives, and sometimes even enemies on Boston's Red Train Line. A group of MIT scientists and engineers become involved and so does the Catholic Church and a local crime boss. It has a fairly sweet ending and on balance was a nice little story but it really did have an annoying number of editing errors.
Ed
May 25, 2012 Ed rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not that good. I wanted to like this book because it was recommended by a good friend. Shapiro got too bogged down in describing the details that didn't add to the plot or character development. He had an interesting premise, but didn't take it far enough. It didn't help that I couldn't care:: about the main characters. I'll stick to Philip R. Craig for my local mystery color.
Marietta
I probably enjoyed it more than I otherwise would have simply because it's set on the Red Line and that is the train that I take to work every day. So I recognized a lot of the settings, etc. Overall a nice story, nothing earthshaking.
J
Nov 24, 2013 J rated it liked it
It was good, started getting better a little over mid way but I felt a little disappointed that it did not build up more and felt the ending was a little abrupt.
Jennifer
Jan 17, 2013 Jennifer marked it as to-read
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I tried to read this and just could not get into it. I will try again another time. As a real Red Line rider, the Red Line could use some ghosts over what I normally see on the train!
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Farfetched, but I guess that's the point.
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Peter David Shapiro was born in Montreal, Canada, and now lives in the Boston area. He frequently rides the Red Line, the subway line that's disrupted by ghostly encounters in GHOSTS ON THE RED LINE. He spent quality time in Hong Kong where a story of intrigue and revenge unfolds in THE TRAIL OF MONEY. He also has enjoyed many visits to Vermont where a remarkable oil painting opens a portal for ...more
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