The Murdered Metatron
by James Glass
When John Smith wakes from a coma in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania he remembers nothing of his past except that he might have tried to commit suicide. In an effort to pay the bills he becomes a private detective and is hired by a strange pair of clients who are determined to find out who killed the Voice of God. The clues lead him to the doorstep of the strange and reclusive Virgil Calahan and a hundred year old crime.
The concept of this story is very intriguing. A man wakes up from a coma with no idea who he is or why he is in the hospital. He has two scars running down the length of his back and he possibly tried to commit suicide. Meet John Smith, private investigator.
This story instantly drew me in. James Glass has a wonderful skill at mood setting. The story has a dark quality, yet you find humor throughout. The Murdered Metatron is filled with a cast of unforgettable characters. I loved the way the story was told, with little bits and pieces of the past slowly being revealed. The story has some twists and kept me guessing until the end.
I am a fan of mysteries and this one hooked me. I anxiously await the second installment.