A fascination of sorts exists and has for many years about the advent of zombies and other various creatures. Even those who do not believe in the idea that such things exist often find a bit of time to view the various movies for the sake of the horror they often evoke or the book for a spot of disconnection from reality.
In Tortured Spirits by Gregory Lamberson, we follow the exploits of the author's main character Jake Helman, a private investigator deep into the lore of such things. An ex-cop, he finds that his profession as an investigator is more than he bargained for in many different ways. Having already been in serious battles with an army of demons, zombies, and a variety of other types of creatures, he is now on a quest to save his best friend.
What he doesn’t expect is that Maria Vasquez, his best friend’s partner, has her own plan. That is, to join Jake and find out what is going on in his mysterious life. Only knowing that her partner has disappeared, she knows that Jake knows the answer. But she is unprepared for what she finds.
Putting aside her skepticism, Maria joins forces with Jake in his attempt to find the one person who can help him in his goal to return his friend. There is a catch; he must first rescue her husband. The danger in this task is palpable, but she is the only one who can help him. Her husband, a political refuge, is being held on an island that is a law in itself. Darkness covers the area, and the inhabitants live in constant fear of retribution, but Jake and Maria have no choice. Can they break into the prison and rescue the prisoner, escape with him back to the states and still live to tell the tale? Do the rumors that abound about the creatures that live there, hold any merit?