Friday, April 01, 2016

Booknote: The Ghost Fleet, Volume 1

Donny Cates, The Ghost Fleet, Volume 1: Deadhead. Milwaukie, OR: Dark Horse Books, 2015.  ISBN: 978-1-61655-649-5.

Genre: graphic novels and comics
Subgenre: thriller, mystery, conspiracies, supernatural
Format: paperback
Source: Berea branch of the Madison County (KY) Public Library

Fans of conspiracy stories like The X-Files may find something interesting to read here. The Ghost Fleet is a trucking company you call when you need to transport extremely valuable, secretive, and often dangerous cargo. When one of their agents sees too much, his partner shoots him, leaving him for dead. Except the guy does not die. Now he aims to get his revenge and make the company pay.

The story draws you in right away. The narrative is not linear, but you can easily follow it as you try to figure out just what is the cargo Trace was not supposed to see and just how deep does the conspiracy go. The action is pretty much nonstop for this comic. The art on this one is excellent, and this is a series to pick up. First volume does end in a cliffhanger, so I will be picking up the next volume. So far, this is a series I am really liking, and I hope it keeps getting better.

4 out of 5 stars.

This book qualifies for the following 2016 Reading Challenges:

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