Seeking Dr. Magic by Scott Spotson
Detective Hetfield has been bitten by the fame ‘bug’ by being the star witness of a famous actress’ murder and now is going out his way to be in the lime light. Strange things start happening all over the world; ‘phantom ninjas’ are appearing, leaping off buildings, jumping impossible distances and generally setting the world into a state of panic. Detective Hetfield sees his chance and grabs it, unwittingly becoming intricately involved as he names and then meets ‘Dr. Magic’.
The strange ‘being’ responsible for these feats of apparent magic is no alien or technological genius but a confused, lonely young man with unbelievable powers. Unable to relate and still an uncertain child at heart, Dr. Magic is struggling to control his powers and fit in with a world that might not accept him for who he is. This is where Detective Hetfield comes in to try and stop or help Dr. Magic before it is too late…
This story is fast moving and carries itself well. The characters are true to themselves and descriptions are generous. There is danger, adventure, thrill and suspense. Mr. Spotson did a fine job of holding the story together and keeping the reader interested.
*** Three and a half stars