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Jan Walters, Author 4.67 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 3 user reviews.
Jan Walters, Author
The situation in this particular novel is a doozy - vampires in Des Moines. Yes, not satisfied with the gothic atmosphere of New Orleans, the foggy mists of London, or the sinister Carpathian Mountains, the evil night creatures have turned up in flyover country, right in the heart of Iowa. If you can buy that premise, you're in for a wild ride.

Walters makes sure her hero, Detective Brett O'Shea, is ably assisted in his quest to rid the city of the bloodsucking vermin by engaging a coterie of characters - some of whom  were in the previous adventure and some who were not. There's his lover, Lisa, a TV reporter who's weighing her feelings for Brett against a concern for her career. There's his coffee-swilling boss, Police Chief Anders, who knows that Brett attracts trouble like carcasses attract vultures. There's his immediate superior, Foster, a stern, but fair fellow. There's a new cop Brett's breaking in, Randall, a loudmouth with a lot to learn. And there's Dragos, an English gentleman from the early 19th century who has been transported to contemporary Iowa along with the other malignant spirits. That's right. Dragos is a vampire too. But he turns out to be one of the good guys.

The aforementioned vampire hunters join forces to find the evil Victor, nastiest bloodsucker of them all and leader of a band of ravenous villains. The plot is festooned with twists and turns but it all boils down to finding the monsters and doing away with them. Walters does a good job of adding interest by weaving various subplots that highlight the supporting characters' motivations and idiosyncrasies. Her prose is conversational and she keeps the story moving along at a swift yet comprehensible pace.

Will the good guys win in the end? Will America's heartland be cleansed of these unholy interlopers? Will Brett and Lisa stay together? If you're a fan of The Twilight Saga, The Vampire Chronicles, or even TV reruns of Castle, you'll likely enjoy this ride down Red Sunset Drive.

 
02/16/2017

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