Lucas Simons, an 11 year-old filmmaker, is obsessed with death after the loss of his brother.
What if everything you knew about your past was wrong? What if who you thought you were was all a lie? In CHASING GHOSTS Dagger comes face-to-face with his past in the form of an intruder who first wants to hire him, then tries to kill him. What prompted this response? The answer lies in a series of numbers which triggers Dagger's memory and leads him to a remote city…one mile below the surface, technologically advanced yet abandoned. Or is it? The fourth book in the Chase Dagger series combines mystery with a dash of sci-fi. Shapeshifters are the stuff of high fantasy but somehow Driver keeps things firmly in the real world.
Empire released their fourth album "Chasing Shadows" in November, with White handling all vocal duties. Doogie White replaced Tony Martin as the frontman of the German band Empire. This is consistent hard rock with great melodies and hooks wrapped in a hard driving performance. Mr. White appears to have been born to sing these songs.
On If Summer Had Its Ghosts, a primarily acoustic trio recording, drummer Bill Bruford, bassist Eddie Gómez, and pianist/guitarist Ralph Towner create some lush, wondrous, spontaneous and melodic music. It has jazz roots, improvisational branches, and elfin extensions. There's no gimmickry or pretension, although Bruford does add some sampled colors, and Towner overdubs his instruments as well as throwing in a pinch of electronic keyboards. What you basically hear is Bruford's newest and freshest music, interpreted and extrapolated upon by three virtuosos in mellifluous interactive conversation. At their most swinging, as on the lively, four/four, tick-tock, light rimshot, mid-tempo swing of the title track, they are telepathic, with Towner effortlessly switching from acoustic 12-string to piano and Gómez laying down soulful, full, deep bass punctuations.