Zoe Martinique recently realized that she was transforming into a wraith. At the end of Wraith, she had lost her voice to Trench Coat man. At least a month has passed since Zoe was turned into a wraith and she is still coming to terms with the physical and moral changes taking place. She’s getting more powers and paired with her diabetes is beginning to see many problems with telling her boyfriend about her abilities.
In the last book Zoe failed to perform the task given her by a client and was told they’d be calling in the debt one day. That day has come in Spectre. She has no choice but to do as commanded, which leads her to a black tie political event.
At the event, she sees a ghost hunting group scanning the crowd with special paranormal seeking devices. Intent on fulfilling her debt to the client, Zoe rests in the staff lounge area and soon finds a person trying to kill her while she’s out of body. What ensues is a lot of out of body action and Zoe longing for sex.
Daniel Frasier, the sexy cop she met in Wraith, is still recovering with the help of his cane and he hasn’t given up on Zoe. A face from the past reappears bringing sexual tension from a second place. Zoe still hasn’t had sex with Daniel and it’s driving her nuts. Just when she thinks she might get some, all hell breaks loose.
If you liked Zoe in book one, you’ll be happy to know that she has not changed. She still talks a lot- in her head. She still is fantasizing about sex (which she still hasn’t had) and Daniel is at the top of her list of partners.
Some of the strong points of the book are its ability to show what else is involved in being a wraith, the effect her being a wraith has on her family, and how it affects her future. The dark side makes a strong appearance in the book along with many teasers about Zoe’s father and her love life.
The biggest disappointment for me was that Trench Coat only appears for a few pages. I want to know so much about him and it’s borderline frustrating to be unable to learn more about this interesting character.
I also didn’t get how Zoe missed some of the major spoilers in the book. Somethings were so in her face, I don’t know how she missed them, I certainly didn’t. Despite those things, the book was a good sequel to Wraith.
Spectre goes on sale June 3, 2008.