Itís 2020 and Jensen Black is the
warden at the newly remodeled Alcatraz, designed as a prison
for economic and cyber criminals. Unfortunately for him,
something or someone is killing inmates in gruesome ways.
The security of the prison should make the deaths
impossible, and nobody can figure out whatís happening.
Jensen decides to call in a parapsychologist.
Dr. Brian Phipps is called in to
investigate the bizarre deaths at the prison. In order to
keep his true reasons for being there a secret, Brian has to
come in as Jensenís lover. He quickly gets into the
investigation, but what he discovers might be the death of
Ghosts of Alcatraz is a very strange story.
The premise, a futuristic ghost story, is unusual, and
several gruesome scenes make it hard to read in places.
Both Jensen and Brian care a lot about their jobs. Brian
had a much more interesting back story, in my opinion, and I
would have liked to read a bit more about it. The
attraction between the two men, and the relationship, all
happened in a compressed amount of timeóso much so that
there were times when I was thinking they should be
investigating or something instead of kissing. The ghost
part of the story was pretty creepy, and as I mentioned,
sometimes gory. Readers who like horror will probably enjoy
Ghosts of Alcatraz a lot more than other
readers, and anybody who doesnít like blood should steer
clear. While I found Ghosts of Alcatraz
rushed in places and at times I couldnít suspend disbelief,
the idea of a haunted, futuristic Alcatraz was undeniably