A Weapon of Opportunity by Kiernan Kelly
Publisher: Loose Id
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Short Story (141 pages)
Other: M/M, Anal Play, Voyeurism
Rating: 4 Cherries
Reviewed by Rosemary
NYC Detective Hunter Vance has enough problems trying to do his job and catch a crafty, opportunistic serial killer, but complicating matters is the presence of the ghost of his deceased partner, David Brown. David was always annoying and pushy, but now he's perpetually horny as well, continually driving Hunter to distraction.
David's dead, but he has no intention of going anywhere. In denial all his life, dying blew the closet door wide open, forcing David to face the fact that, not only is he gay, but he's in love with Hunter. Now he'll do whatever it takes to correct his past mistakes and experience making love with Hunter, even it's if only vicariously through voyeuristic participation in Hunter's one-night stands.
A Weapon of Opportunity by Kiernan Kelly is an intriguing and fast paced mystery with a ghostly twist.
A Weapon of Opportunity is not your typical ghost story. It is a well-written novel with many fascinating twists and turns. Ms. Kelly avoids overwhelming the reader by slowly revealing the supernatural content over the course of the novel. The ghostly and paranormal elements of the story are quite inventive and believable.
Hunter Vance and David Brown are fully fleshed and vibrant characters. Hunter’s grief over David’s death is palpable as he struggles with the idea that David’s ghost is, in fact, real and not a figment of his imagination. David is still on a learning curve when it comes to being a ghost, and he learns a lot through trial and error.
A Weapon of Opportunity is a wonderful novel on so many levels. The investigation of the serial killer takes an unexpected detour that is often chilling. Hunter and David’s romance is engaging and poignant, and much of their dialogue is laugh out loud funny. Kiernan Kelly’s perspective of the ghost world is refreshingly unique and will have even the most skeptical reader believing in ghosts and a love so powerful it can transcend death.