Dark Digital Sky
By Carac Allison
Reviewed by Keith Jones
“Dark Digital Sky,” Carac Allison’s freshman effort promises great things to come. This book’s hero is a bi-polar former FBI agent now making a good living as a private investigator. Chalk, our hero, specialized in tracking serial killers while at the FBI, but but fell from his lofty perch when his ex-wife used his weaknesses as a weapon to cost him his parental rights and his job. Now Chalk is a lone wolf and a hired gun.
While working to find a Hollywood mogul’s long lost children, Chalk stumbles into a plot involving a mysterious figure calling himself General Ripper after the “Dr. Strangelove” character. Like the proverbial thread sticking from a sweater, this story will keep you compulsively tugging until the end. The plot twists are unexpected and the hero is as relate-able as he is quirky.
“Dark Digital Sky” is billed as being volume 1 of the “Dark Pantheon” series. So there is the promise of many more editions in the exploits of Chalk and the characters Mr. Allison creates.