Church, Christopher. “The Invisible Arrow”, (The Mason Braithwaite Paranormal Mystery Series), Dagmar Miura, 2017.
Mason is Back
While being sent by a former client on something of a ghost hunt, our old friend, Mason Braithwaite finds himself in a research lab with highly advanced technology and some of the most passive scientist he has ever seen. He agrees to participate in the local folk festival in order to befriend Annette, the director of the lab and thereby get a new case. We learn that a scientist by the name of Qualtrough, has gone missing under mysterious circumstances. Mason then sets out on his own to hunt for Qualtrough that takes him into the underworld of Los Angeles nightlife and he is soon dealing with drag queens, cops, and con artists.
Mason is a different kind of detective in that all he has is psychic ability and if you have never read any of the books in the Mason Braithwaite, this is a time to start. Each book stands on its own but of course has references to other volumes. I have yet to be disappointed by Christopher Church’s books and I doubt that I ever will be mainly because Mason is constantly evolving. Mason has become not only my favorite literary detective but also one of my favorite literary characters. Writer Christopher Church has a knack for creating unforgettable characters and this is also true of the supporting characters. You might think that because this is a paranormal story, it is way out there but I assure you that it is not. Besides, where else would you get the change to visit all those seedy places in Los Angeles without ever leaving your home?
You will obviously notice that I said nothing about the plot and that is deliberate. It is important that you approach this without knowing anything beforehand so that you can experience all the fun and mystery that the book gives us. Quite simply, this is a book that you do not want to miss. And when you finish this there are five other books in the series that you can enjoy as well.