A Ghost in a Bottle (Immortology, Book Two) by C.L.R. Draeco is a sequel to A Ghost for a Clue and an engaging tale with an irresistible appeal to fans of novels that intelligently meld science fiction, the supernatural, and contemporary fantasy. Bram Morrison is a robotics engineer who has just made a powerful breakthrough — the discovery of a way to cheat death. He has created a software program that enables ghosts to connect with the living, a man who believes in the absurd. He is determined to help souls in the afterlife find their feet on the ground while helping a biologist, Torula Jackson, to perfect her study of what happens to human consciousness after death. As he faces complications in his quest, he will need to solve more than one mystery, and can the dead be of any help?
This novel is quietly moving and thought-provoking, a tale in which a hero sets out to explore the edges of mortality and what happens in the afterlife. Most suitable for fans of science fiction and readers who enjoy tales with supernatural themes. C.L.R. Draeco’s characters are vividly drawn and sophisticated and readers will find it hard to take their eyes off Bram, a man faced with an impossible task. Somehow, I found myself wanting him to prove to the scientific community that his absurdity and belief in bizarre happenings can be scientifically proven. The prose is crisp and the dialogues are sparkling, and the author imbues the writing with an eerie atmosphere that plunges the readers in the moment between death and waking. As a fan of the genre if you want something exciting, thoughtful, gracefully written, and original, then this book is one you shouldn’t miss. It is bold in its thematic construction and imaginative in style.