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Dead To Me by Anton Strout
Cover Artist: Don Sipley
Review by Drew Bittner
Ace Paperback  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780441015788
Date: 26 February 2008 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

Simon Canderous can tell a lot about someone with a single touch.

It's a power that comes in handy in his job with New York City's Department of Extraordinary Affairs, but wreaks havoc with his social life.

It's also a power that may get him killed, if he can't navigate his way through a murderous cult, rampaging ghosts, a love interest with some dark secrets, and a dead woman's missing wooden fish.

From official release/information:

Book Description: A new urban fantasy featuring a man working on the right side of law-with talents that come from left field. * Psychometry-the power to touch an object and divine information about its history-has meant a life of petty crime for Simon Canderous, but now he's gone over to the good side. At New York's underfunded and (mostly) secret Department of Extraordinary Affairs, he's learning about red tape, office politics, and the basics of paranormal investigation. But it's not the paperwork that has him breathless.

After Simon spills his coffee on (okay, through) the ghost of a beautiful woman-who doesn't know she's dead-he and his mentor plan to find her killers. But Simon's not prepared for the nefarious plot that unfolds before him, involving politically correct cultists, a large wooden fish, a homicidal bookcase, and the forces of Darkness, which kind of have a crush on him.

(Source: Ace)

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