Alexandra Holzer is a real person and no stranger to real paranormal investigation. She is the daughter of one of the first modern-era paranormal investigators and one of the best known, Hans Holzer. But I guarantee she never had such a fun and exciting adventure in real life as her alter ego has in Ghost Gal, The Wild Hunt, first of a planned series of Ghost Gal adventures. It’s not written to be taken seriously but to thrill and slightly chill as author Bobby Nash takes us on a ride that is more Ghostbusters than Ghost Hunters. It is appropriate that the foreword was written by Ernie Hudson of Ghostbusters fame.
It all begins when Alexandra’s father, Hans Holzer, defeats an ancient Irish menace called The Slaugh. The Slaugh was bound to an Irish castle, but when the castle was taken apart and transported to New Hampshire, the Slaugh threatened to break free. Holzer managed to trap it and seal it away. The Slaugh should have been imprisoned forever, but 22 years later it escapes and now Holzer’s daughter, Alexandra, must defeat it, with help from her father, her fiance Joshua, and a couple of unusual representative of the light and the dark, Samuel and Jacob.
You see, The Slaugh is the leader of The Wild Hunt, famed in Irish mythology, and if The Wild Hunt rides again, the world will be in big trouble. Plus, The Slaugh has a score to settle and it wants revenge on the senior Holzer and his daughter. And this time, The Slaugh has a new human body and he has more wild spirits in human form to help him. Can Alexandra and her team stop them in time? You will have a lot of fun finding out.
This book is paranormal pulp fiction at its best, as one would expect from the prolific Nash, who has written a lot of pulp fiction before this. It is short, fast, and full of astounding action. For those of us who are fans of Alexandra and her father in real life, there’s also lots of great description of the Holzer family and probably true detail from Alexandra’s childhood to savor.
So for a good time and a wild ride, who you gonna call? Ghost Gal! I look forward to the next adventure.