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The Ghost

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  9 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Summary Assassinations, a love story, a kidnapping, and many twists and turns characterizes this riveting novel of historical fiction, circa 1958, thirteen years post World War II. Events are uncovered where The Ghost, a powerful Vatican Bishop, is sending assassins to retrieve a secret tailpiece - a hidden extension of the 1942 Wannsee Conference Papers that underpinned t ...more
Hardcover, 266 pages
Published August 7th 2018 by Barricade Books
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Gabriel Valjan
Nov 29, 2018 rated it liked it
A conspiracy that involves Fascists, Nazis, the Vatican, and the mystery starts in the Bronx.

Conspiracy theories coupled with international intrigue make for a compelling premise. Frank Carbone, a weekend drinker, is helpless as he watches his nephew Willie fall from his third-story apartment one night. The reader learns in the first few pages HOW the crime was committed. The reasons WHY and other details are the subject for the remainder of the novel. The subsequent investigation into the boy’s
Angela Thompson
Dec 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Ghost offers a complex story for historical mystery fans. The Ghost offers up a number of fictional characters, historical figures and an intricate international conspiracy as the novel's mystery is uncovered. Readers should expect to pay attention as characters, relationships and the history involved in the plot are revealed--as it is easy to "lose" a character or miss the context of a meeting or scene. I will admit, it took five or six chapters for me to settle into the story and begin to ...more
Marilyn R.
Dec 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Ghost by Henry Kellerman is an international thriller set in the 50's with a unique, intricate plot. It starts with the attempted murder of a young man - unsuccessful thankfully - and then follows the lives of several characters as they move around the globe trying to unwind all the threads leading to a secret group in the Vatican who have been hiding Nazis around the world. At the centre is a hidden copy of a list of locations for thousands of those secreted away, and the unconscious young ...more
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing

The Ghost is set thirteen years post World War II and follow several characters who are solving and trying to protect secret paperwork that could destroy a Vatican bishop and release the whereabouts of all of the top Nazi criminals.

The story starts off with the attempted murder of a young boy who was trusted by his Mother with the paperwork. This sets off several events that tie in his alcoholic uncle, New York detectives, British secret services and Israeli agents. It is quite the fast moving a
Nov 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Ghost is the first book I have read by Henry Kellerman. It begins in 1958 and involves events that happened during and after World War II. The Ghost refers to a dominant bishop from the Vatican. The story is quite a complex one with the ghost ordering assassins, post Holocaust, Nazi hunters, kidnappings, drama, suspense, and mystery. Detectives and secret agents from all over the world are trying to figure out what is going on.

The Ghost is one of those books that keeps a reader engaged and
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While I don't usually read historical fiction, I was drawn in by the complexities of the plot that Kellerman created. There are a lot of threads here to follow, but it made the mystery all the more satisfying. At times, I almost forgot that I was reading something set in history; all the events so were fast paced that I needed to keep read
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Nov 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Ghost is a fast=paced intriguing read that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. Kellerman has created a list of characters that are will developed with interesting backstories. A story that is vividly written and unique that makes it easy to get lost in. The Ghost is full of suspense, drama, and mystery. The kind of novel that stays with you long after reading. I finished reading this in one sitting because I could not put it down. I had to know what was going to happen ...more
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Ghost by Henry Kellerman was a well written historic fiction novel with elements of an awesome thriller and mystery novel that made this book a great fast pace read! I loved the sort of spy feel this book had and I loved the way it always kept me guessing at what would happen next. This book was far from predictable, which made it one of my favorite historic fiction novels!
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