I am grateful to a friend who recently recommended Ghost Tree to me. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, and I am looking forward to future works from this author (Bill Deasy). Based on this book, I will also read Deasy's earlier works (Ransom Seaborn and Traveling Clothes). I read the book on a weekend when I had some time to immerse myself in the book. A dying man's last words are the catalyst for a chain of events that serve as the plot of the book. In addition, a mystery runs through the story, and I was eager to see its solution. Deasy presents a compelling cast of characters who drive the plot of the book. He excels at creating strong and interesting characters with whom the reader empathizes. I would love to meet the people in Ghost Tree, and my interest in their lives kept me glued to the book. Bill Deasy is a musician as well as an author. His clever use of language is as evident in the prose of Ghost Tree as it is in his songs. As I came to the end of Ghost Tree, satisfaction with a story well told mixed with regret for a story that came to an end. I strongly recommend this book to a broad array of readers.