Ghost of a Chance (#1)

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Meet the operatives of the Carnacki Institute. 

The Institute’s operatives are the best of the best: JC Chance, team leader, is undoubtedly brave, sharp as a tack, incredibly charming – and almost unbearably arrogant. Melody Chambers may be a science geek, but she’s also the techno-wizard extraordinaire who keeps their anti-supernatural equipment running. And as for Happy Jack Palmer: their terminally gloomy telepath is the last person anyone would want navigating through their head.

Their mission: Do Something About Ghosts. That means lay them to rest, send them packing, or just kick their nasty ectoplasmic arses with extreme prejudice . . . Their current is a haunting deep underground, in London’s Oxford Circus tube station, but things become difficult when their rival team — the Crowley Project — get involved.


“All of Green’s trademark banter, plot twists, and ultra vibrant super-natural eeriness […] I’m most definitely looking forward to further adventures.”

San Francisco Review of Books

“Skirmishes and plot twists rule as Green serves up enough blood and viscera to slake the thirst of any thriller aficianado. Readers will appreciate the camaraderie and snappy dialogue of what is sure to become Britain’s favorite ghost hunters.”

Publishers Weekly

“This first book in Green’s newest series embodies everything his fans expect in his novels: interesting characters with plenty of room for growth, lots of action laced with sharp humor and a well-honed sense of the macabre […] Green has laid a solid foundation for an engaging series with seemingly unlimited potential.”

RT Book Reviews

“As a launching point for a new series, new readers and Green’s legion of fans should find GHOST OF A CHANCE a terrific kickoff, with lots of exciting adventures certainly in store.”


“It’s good [...] fast-paced, filled with nifty concepts and memorable characters, and quite enjoyable.”

Green Man Review

“Strong, diverse characters packed with attitude and some serious (but fun) issues make this an entertaining read. The pace does’t disappoint, the banter is lively, and the characters’ rather unusual hobbies add spice to what promises to be an amusing new urban fantasy series.”

Monsters & Critics

“Thoroughly entertaining!”

Jim Butcher, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Dresden Files

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