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The curse of Jacob Tracy, Holly Messinger

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The curse of Jacob Tracy
Title
The curse of Jacob Tracy
Statement of responsibility
Holly Messinger
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"St. Louis in 1880 is full of ghosts, and Jacob Tracy can see them all. Ever since he nearly died on the battlefield at Antietam, Trace has been haunted by the country's restless dead. The curse cost him his family, his calling to the church, and damn near his sanity. He stays out of ghost-populated areas as much as possible these days, guiding wagon trains West from St. Louis, with his pragmatic and skeptical partner, Boz. During the spring work lull, Trace gets an unusual job offer. Miss Fairweather, a wealthy English bluestocking, needs someone to retrieve a dead friend's legacy from a nearby town, and she specifically wants Trace to do it. However, the errand proves to be far more sinister than advertised. When confronted, Miss Fairweather admits to knowing about Trace's curse, and suggests she might help him learn to control it--in exchange for a few more odd jobs. Trace has no interest in being her pet psychic, but he's been looking twenty years for a way to control his power, and Miss Fairweather's knowledge of the spirit world is too valuable to ignore. As she steers him into one macabre situation after another, his powers flourish, and Trace begins to realize some good might be done with this curse of his. But Miss Fairweather is harboring some dark secrets of her own, and her meddling has brought Trace to the attention of something much older and more dangerous than any ghost in this electrifying and inventive debut"--
Summary
Developing an overwhelming ability to see ghosts after nearly dying on the battlefield at Antietam, Civil War veteran Jacob Tracy accepts a job helping a wealthy Englishwoman retrieve a dead friend's legacy in exchange for helping him control his powers
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10458588
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VTL
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The curse of Jacob Tracy, Holly Messinger
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/982/9781250038982/image/lgcover.9781250038982.jpg
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
930082797
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781250038982
Lccn
2015034667
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)930082797
Label
The curse of Jacob Tracy, Holly Messinger
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/982/9781250038982/image/lgcover.9781250038982.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
930082797
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781250038982
Lccn
2015034667
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)930082797

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