Midnight Taxi Tango

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Midnight Taxi Tango

A Bone Street Rumba Novel, #2

Carlos is still coming to grips with his new half-life, working for the Council of the Dead to solve ghost problems. That’s fine except his focus is divided knowing that Sacha, his love is out there and he wants her back. His friend Kia, Baba Eddie’s smart and savy employee, is having problems of her own. Hanging out with Carlos means that the ghostly world is making itself known to her and she isn’t too thrilled about it. Then ghostly babies murder some locals near the park and creepy guys that appear to made of roaches start popping up. Carlos has to wade into the fray and put a stop to it. But will it put the ghosts to bed or just stir up more trouble?

The sequel to Half-Resurrection Blues, Midnight Taxi Tango fell short of the mark. I really wanted to like it as Kia is more of a major character. But we head hop from Kia to Carlos to a new character, Reza, and I lost the momentum of the story. Half-Resurrection Blues moved along at a brisk pace, pulling you along for the ride. With Midnight, the drive to find out what happens next is missing. I wasn’t able to finish the book which is very unusual for me. I really wanted to like Midnight Taxi Tango but I think I will pass on the rest of the series.

Book Blurb for Midnight Taxi Tango

The author of Half-Resurrection Blues returns in a new Bone Street Rumba Novel—a knife-edge, noir-shaded urban fantasy of crime after death.

The streets of New York are hungry tonight...

Carlos Delacruz straddles the line between the living and the not-so alive. As an agent for the Council of the Dead, he eliminates New York’s ghostlier problems. This time it’s a string of gruesome paranormal accidents in Brooklyn’s Von King Park that has already taken the lives of several locals—and is bound to take more.

The incidents in the park have put Kia on edge. When she first met Carlos, he was the weird guy who came to Baba Eddie's botánica, where she worked. But the closer they’ve gotten, the more she’s seeing the world from Carlos’s point of view. In fact, she’s starting to see ghosts. And the situation is far more sinister than that—because whatever is bringing out the dead, it’s only just getting started.

Night Owl Reviews Apr, 2016 2.50