Meet The Car Star of Ghost Guard — The Phantom

I just completed work on the first draft of my new novel, GHOST GUARD: AGENTS OF INJUSTICE. It’s the second book in the series, and one that I hope will stand to the first. As many of the reviews say, the storyline and character and plot twists in the first book are unique. It’s hard to duplicate that sort of uniqueness in a sequel. However, I believe wholeheartedly I achieved exactly that in part two. At least I want to believe it, ha ha! Anyway, to mark a minor milestone in the progress of getting this book out to publication, I wanted to share with you a little of the story. It’s about the car that Rev drives. You see, Rev is a ghost. He’s not your ordinary ghost, though. He used to be a race car driver, and now he’s part of an elite squad designated to protect the supernatural world. To aid in his work, Rev drives a modernized version of the car he used to drive when he was alive back in the 1920s.

phantom4 It’s a 1925 Rolls Royce Phantom 1 Jonckheere. One amazing card designed for its time, and even for today.

Here’s my description of the car from AGENTS OF INJUSTICE:

The sleek thing looked like a winged bullet. Low to the ground and curved on top with a windshield angled to an ungodly low profile. A stealth fighter with wheels, but with the charm and sophistication of the nineteen twenties. Long and lean. A black and silver slipstream of aluminum with the highest tech under the hood. There was a mystical charisma contained within its rounded headlights, mounted on both sides of the prodigious chrome grille, a slab of elegant chrome topped by a tastefully lavish hood ornament; a statuette of Nike, the goddess of speed, ensconced between the fenders. Fenders seemingly fashioned by the force of the car cutting through the wind. Sleeked back and molded into the shape of what speed would look like if it were a physical object. An extended engine compartment. Wheel covers in front are two solid discs. The wheel covers in back are the fenders themselves, which curve and bend into an arrow shape, cut into a fin on the back and two fins on the rear fenders, creating less drag and a ghostly appearance. A phantom. The appropriate name for such a wraith-like automobile.

The Phantom plays a crucial role in the plot for AGENTS OF INJUSTICE. And Rev’s past–the fact that he died while driving in a Grand Prix race–comes into play. But you’re going to have to wait until September to find out exactly how and why!


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