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Nightwalker (Harrison Investigation #8)

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Jessy Sparhawk has seen firsthand how gambling can ruin lives. But one night, desperate for money, she places the bet that will change her life forever. Just as she's collecting her winnings, a man stumbles through the crowd, a knife protruding from his back, & crashes into her, pinning her to the craps table.
Hardcover, 313 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Mira Books (first published March 31st 2009)
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Julie (jjmachshev)
Dec 28, 2008 Julie (jjmachshev) rated it really liked it
Reviewed for queuemyreview.com; book release Apr09

“I see dead people.” That line from The Sixth Sense, delivered by that child actor, has become one of the more famous, and infamously parodied, in recent history. It sent chills up my spine when I saw the movie and even now, just remembering gives me the shivers. I’m not sure what the continuing lure is for stories about ghosts, but it’s certainly an enduring part of every society and every generation. Heather Graham’s latest romantic suspense, “
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Linda Prather
Jan 27, 2011 Linda Prather rated it liked it
A neighbor gave me this book and because I have another neighbor who wants to read it I read it rather quickly. I became a Heather Graham fan a couple of years ago when my sister gave me a triology set for Christmas. I found this book disappointing in one respect: it had several typos and things that just didn't correlate with other parts of the story. With the current ebook explosion readers are becoming more and more incensed by bad editing and poorly written books. Most of this ire has been d ...more
Sheri
Dec 24, 2010 Sheri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nightwalker (heather Graham)
Suspense/Paranormal/Mystery
Jessy Sparhawk needs money to pay for her grandfather Timothy's home. An entertainer in Vegas, she does the one thing she rarely does. She gambles to keep her grandfather happy. While cashing in her chips a man ends up dead with a knife in his back. An investigation begins and soon a witness to this crime ends up dead as well. Dillon Wolf is hired to investigate. Soon Jessy and Dillon find themselves thrown together in this mystery and team
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Lyn (Readinghearts)
Nov 30, 2009 Lyn (Readinghearts) rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: paranormal mystery, mystery,
Recommended to Lyn (Readinghearts) by: Novel Ladies
The term Nightwalker is a Native American word for people who can see and talk to ghosts. The protagonist in this book, Dillon Wolf, is a Paiute who works for a company that solves mysteries where ghosts are expected to be playing a part. In fact, his sidekick, Ringo Murphy, is a ghost. Dillon and Ringo currently find themselves in Las Vegas, Nevada. They are sent there to work on a case which includes protecting a casino owner. They end up protecting a beautiful single woman who happens to be i ...more
Radella
Apr 01, 2011 Radella rated it it was ok
I picked this book up because the premise looked interesting- Jessy Sparhawk is running on empty. Desperate for some money, she gambles what’s left at a Vegas casino. What she doesn’t expect is the large man who stumbles into her, and dies rather dramatically, with a knife sticking out of his back and a single word whispered in her ear. Suddenly, Jessy finds herself in the middle of murders, ghosts, and the obligatory sexy private detective, Dillon Wolf.
I found all the characters to be rather fl
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Eridani
Apr 18, 2009 Eridani rated it it was ok
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Georgiann Hennelly
Jun 25, 2011 Georgiann Hennelly rated it it was amazing
A great mystery combines the old west with modern day Las Vegas. Complete with a creepy ghost story. They must solve a mystery from the past to prevent it from happening again now .With the help of some ghosts and indian spirits. Can they solve it before its to late?
Michael Williams
Jan 16, 2017 Michael Williams rated it really liked it
Love the Ringo character
Linda
Jun 20, 2017 Linda rated it it was amazing
I did not want this book to end. It was great reading and a mystery that is not solved until the end. The mystery starts a hundred years before with a shootout in a saloon in a small town of Indigo but ends in Las Vegas in a casino where Jessy Sparhawk is trying to win enough money to pay housing for her Grandfather. Dillon Wolf was called in to try and solve an attempted murder but the plot goes much deeper than that. Wonderful book.
Davia
Jun 20, 2017 Davia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good story

I loved the legends and all the different ghosts in this book especially Ringo he made the book! Dillon was wonderful and Harrison's team is exceptional as always. I am on to the next. Congrats to Timothy! I will leave it there to avoid spoilers.
Alyssa Nelson
I always love when mystery stories have a paranormal element to them. In this case, Nightwalker deals with a woman named Jessy Sparhawk who finds out she can see ghosts after a man dies on top of her in a Las Vegas casino. Private investigator Dillon Wolf is a Nightwalker himself (someone who can see ghosts), and finds himself drawn to Jessy. They team up and together try to solve the mystery of the death of Tanner Green and the mysterious word he said to Jessy.

There were quite a few things I li
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Lindsay Boitnott
Mar 09, 2016 Lindsay Boitnott rated it it was ok
Sometimes you just need to read something predictable; a good novel with a solid story, fun characters, and no surprises helps when you’re feeling a tad burned out. This is when I turn to Heather Graham. A Graham novel will always contain a headstrong heroine, a smart kind hero, an intriguing mystery, a steamy romance, and ghosts! All good things!

Nightwalker did not disappoint. It contained all the classic Heather Graham elements and made for an enjoyable read during my commute. Jessy is a casin
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Anne
Mar 18, 2009 Anne rated it liked it
For my taste, the emotional attachment between the hero and heroine never quite clicked. There were some hints of physical attraction that were explored early on but just briefly. In fact, the characters of the grandfather and Ringo were more fleshed out more than the main characters.

As a fan of contemporary romantic suspense, this did not sit well with me. However, this book can also be seen as a romantic suspense/paranormal crossover book. That may have been what prevented me from really enjo
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Maura
Jun 04, 2015 Maura rated it really liked it
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Kimberly
Dec 15, 2011 Kimberly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jessy needs money and quick to take care of her grandfather. She heads to a local casino and wins the money she needs (and more) but as she walks away a man falls on her trapping her on the table, he has a knife in his back and dies uttering a single word. Dillon is a PI who was working with the dead man. And knows instinctively that he needs to protect Jessy.

Dillon sees ghost and to him it's nothing new (heck Ringo is a ghost that is over 100 y/o and hangs with Dillon every day) but when Jessy
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Rebecca
After reading a book by Heather Graham I decided to read another one. I'm glad I picked up Nightwalker because it was really interesting.

I love mysteries and I love ghost stories so Nightwalker, having both, was a good book to read. The ghosts in this book weren't as scary as most ghosts in other media but they were quite interesting. I liked the different take on ghosts.

The mystery in Nightwalker was a good one. It was really interesting because how the man got murdered seemed odd so it was rea
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Jodi
Sep 02, 2009 Jodi rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobook
The story had a clever premise. A shootout in a town called Indigo long before it was a ghost-town has set the stage for the act to be repeated in modern times. Jessie Sparhawk didn't know she was a Nightwalker - someone who sees ghosts - until a murdered man dies on top of her and his ghost starts following her around. Dylan Wolf knows he's a nightwalker but he still wouldn't have taken this case if another persistent ghost hadn't encouraged it, even Ringo didn't know why. Lots of action and ad ...more
Jennifer
Feb 14, 2016 Jennifer rated it it was ok
Shelves: nevada-las-vegas
Las Vegas entertainer Jessy Sparhawk doesn't normally gamble, but she's desperate for money to help her grandfather. She is completely shocked when a huge man falls on top of her at the casino, whispers something to her, and then dies. Without intending to, Jessy has now become part of a murder investigation. She has also now picked up the ability to see certain ghosts, mainly the ghost of the man who recently died on top of her. With the help of private detective, Dillon Wolf, Jessy learns not ...more
Becky
Jan 24, 2010 Becky rated it it was ok
This book was not for me. I finished it, but I didn't enjoy it. I found it to be a cheesy ghost story that didn't have enough depth. I actually liked Ringo (one of the ghosts in this story) more than I liked either Dillon or Jessy.

I can't tell you why I even kept reading this. I guess I just wanted to finish it, but there wasn't any pull to even figure out what was really going on. I wasn't interested or even intrigued with the plot line and the death of the bodyguard. I wasn't even really into
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Lindsey
this here is a paranormal romantic suspense and not as tightly plotted as the other one in this series i have read. still, i enjoyed it. did i enjoy it enough to justify special ordering it? ...maybe not quite that much. but hey, you never know until you've already done it.

mainly, i needed a book set in Nevada for my Book Crawl challenge and although i own Desperation by Stephen King, that book is so thick that it felt like a huge undertaking and i wanted something quicker and lighter. so on tha
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Julianne
Aug 04, 2011 Julianne rated it really liked it
This is the first book I have read by this author. Great story! Jessy is a modern woman working in Las Vegas who goes to the craps table one evening, looking to win big. With the help of strangers, she does! Almost immediately, the entire casino is shocked when a big guy wanders through the crowd, falls upon Jessy and ----- dies!

Who is this guy? What is he doing here? And does Jessy have anything to do with it? People start to investigate, particularly one nice-looking and persistent private inv
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Donna Hatridge
Jul 11, 2011 Donna Hatridge rated it liked it
I have always enjoyed read Heather Graham's novels. This one has some interesting characters, especially Ringo.

One night, desperate for money to support her grandfather, Jessy Sparhawk places the bet that will change her life forever. Just as she's collecting her winnings, a man stumbles through the crowd, a knife protruding from his back and crashes in to her pinning her to the table.

Hired to investigate the murder, private detective Dillon Wolf fins himself fascinated by the gorgeous redhead
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Chrissy
Feb 06, 2016 Chrissy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I totally enjoyed ths book! Part old western, part modern day gangster and all paranormal, "Nightwalker" wouldn't let me set it down! Entertainer Jessy is thrown into a strange mix of characters when a large body guards falls dead on her at a casino in Nevada. If that wasn't odd enough, the ghost of the dead man starts following her around. Luckily Jessy becomes close with Dillon, a PI who happens to have a gift for seeing ghosts. Along with his long departed ghost friend Ringo, Dillon protects ...more
Peggy
Jul 31, 2009 Peggy rated it liked it
This book was ok. I 've read better and worse books. My main problem was that after while I couldn't keep the live people and the spirits of the dead straight. People died and then came back as spirits; confusing to me.

The basic story is that the main character, Jessie Sparhawk is gambling in a casino in Las Vegas and a dead man falls on her. Is his picking of her a coincidence and what is the meaning of his last utterance "Indigo". A host of live people and spirits try to solve the mystery of t
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Donna
Jul 07, 2009 Donna rated it really liked it
Jessy Sparhawk thought she had hit it lucky the night she won enough at the casino to pay her grandfather's nursing home fee for almost a year; however, as she turned to leave Tenner Greene staggered into her and died from the knife that had been shoved into his back. Tenner's ghost starts following her around/ Soon, she's seeing other ghosts as well.
Dillon Wolf was hired to protect the local casino owner that also employed Tenner. Dillon sets out to find who is behind the murder.
The book is
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Cassandra
Aug 14, 2011 Cassandra rated it liked it
I listened to this book on an audio book in my car, to and from work. The overall premise of the story is really good, a little confusing at times but good. I don't like that Heather Graham feels the need to repeat details over and over, the reader likely understood the description one of the first two times. Also, Jessie's fear of ghosts gets a little old, and then BAM she's fine with them, and thats kinda weird. But aside from that, the writing style is really good- brings the reader in withou ...more
Charity
Aug 02, 2009 Charity rated it liked it
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Amy
A little strange, this was still a good read! I thought it ironic that while I was visiting in Las Vegas, I was also reading a tale set in the same city.

Anyways, the story begins when a man collapses and dies on top of Jessy Sparhawk at a gaming table in a casino.

Hired to investigate the murder, Dillon Wolf is fascinated by Jessy Sparhawk -- his one lead into who murdered bodyguard, Tanner Green.

Will they discover who killed this bodyguard? Why was the bodyguard killed and what is the paranormal
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Catherine
Mar 03, 2010 Catherine rated it really liked it
If I had just read the book I would probably have given it 3 stars. It wasn't bad, just not great. However, because I did the audio book, I gave it an extra star because the audio was REALLY good. They used both a man AND a woman for the voices. I'm pretty new to audio books, and maybe this is more common than I realize, but I wish everyone did this. It makes the audio so much better! Plus both the man and the woman did a fantastic job. It seemed much more professional than others I've listened ...more
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Also published as Heather Graham Pozzessere and Shannon Drake.

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Heather Graham majored in theater arts at the University of South Florida. After a stint of several years in dinner theater, back-up vocals, and bartending, she stayed home after the birth of her third child and began to write, working on short horror stories and romances. After some tria
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Other Books in the Series

Harrison Investigation (8 books)
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  • Ghost Walk  (Harrison Investigation, #2)
  • The Vision (Harrison Investigation, #3)
  • The Dead Room (Harrison Investigation, #4)
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