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Reviewed by Sarah Stuart for Readers' Favorite
Ghost – Where Truth and Fiction Collide by Michael Marra is, without doubt, the most challenging book I have ever read. Presented as a thriller it would be compelling, but with the comforting thought at the back of your mind that “it’s fiction”. Stark, brutal reality is alive and kicking in 1960s and '70s New York. Answerable only to New York State’s Attorney General and two senators, Special Operative in Deep Cover, Michael Marra, had one objective – to take down the drug barons that ruled the city. Corrupt killers with tentacles reaching into the heart of the law enforcers themselves, their driving force was greed for money, but most of all for power – to be the one on top, the man who decided who might live and who must die.
I never expected to “meet” a man with a license to kill; it’s the stuff of James Bond movies. He’s here in every chapter, and all of them stand up and yell “read me”, and yet Michael Marra is a man who walked in the shadows. Mainly chronological, with occasional flashbacks, the pace is fast and the truth almost beyond belief. Almost. Michael Marra’s motivation is justice and he puts his life on the line to get it. “To achieve peace, often we must go to war, whether a country or an individual.” Behind that is the Italian with strong family bonds and a passion for women who bring trouble along for the ride – a tortured soul at war with his God. Visit Brooklyn again after reading Ghost – Where Truth and Fiction Collide? Forgetaboutit!