I received this book for free from AudioBook Reviewer in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The White Gold Score (Daniel Faust, #1.5) by Craig Schaefer
Series: Daniel Faust #1.5
Published by Peter Meredith on 22 March 2016
Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
Genres: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
Source: AudioBook Reviewer
When a high roller dies in his Vegas penthouse suite, that's a problem. When his ghost refuses to leave, that's a bigger problem. Daniel Faust is the solution. Called in to clean up the casino's mess, the modern-day sorcerer soon learns that the restless spirit isn't going down without a fight. To set things right, he'll have to delve someplace even seedier, even more treacherous, than the Vegas Strip: the Los Angeles music industry.
In a snare between a scheming record producer, an embattled songstress and a lethal drug cartel, Daniel and his crew hit the streets of LA. Opportunity is knocking. There's a score to be had. And with a quarter of a million dollars on the table, this murder mystery just became a heist in the making.
(The White Gold Score is a 46,000-word novella in the Daniel Faust series, a side-story that takes place between The Long Way Down and Redemption Song.)
Having read all of the Daniel Faust stories, having a 1.5 to go back to is awesome! The only downside to this story is that it is way too short.
Daniel is back to his antics. Which is weird because having read all of the previous books, I know his full story. To come back to right after book one, The Long Way Down, I had to change my thinking a bit. There are certain things that obviously have not happened yet and the Daniel Faust that I have come to know, is not quite this person. Still, he is amazing and I love hearing about him, no matter where in his time line!
That said, 150 pages is not enough for this story. It does add to the overall plot but was not one of my favorites. Maybe because of the time line and I know where things go. Either way, I did enjoy it. I definitely recommend to read them in order if possible, but if not, go back and take a listen to this. You will not regret the extra time with Daniel.
I was also very happy to also see Adam Verner back for the narration also! He did an impeccable job, as always. Having anyone else narrate Daniel would make me very uncomfortable!
I see that there is another Daniel Faust due to come out on October 1, 2016! I will be waiting with baited breath!
|Overall:||4.5 / 5|