Author: L.G. Fabbo-Gonnella
Publisher: Ai Press
Cover Artist: Louca Matheo
Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 07/05/2015
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Someone is murdering vampires in New York City. Only Mark Julian, Vampire P.I. can find the killer. That is, if he survives the hunt…
Vampires from around the globe are gathering in New York City to attend meetings of their worldwide Grand Council. Unfortunately someone is methodically hunting the delegates and killing them. The undead community has given their host, Tortego, an ultimatum: find the killer and stop the deaths or face a loss of his power. Despite putting his best vampires on the matter, all efforts have so far failed. In desperation the panicked vampire chief turns once more to Mark Julian for help. But this time that may not solve the problem.
Since his last encounter with his one time human lover, New York City’s Detective Vinnie Pasquale, Mark Julian became a drunken recluse who closed up his private eye offices. When Tortego approaches the newly sober Julian, the P.I. agrees to seek out the deadly vampire hunter. The search is on but Jaime, his sex demon secretary, fears that the recently despondent Mark may not be fully up to the task and may wind up as the hunter’s next victim. When she gets a note explaining a meeting will be taking place between them she truly worries. In the face of Mark’s possible suicide mission will she step in with her fiancé’s reluctant assistance? Even more critical, will she call on Detective Vincent Pasquale to aid her in saving Mark Julian from possible death? More importantly, how will the recently traumatized Vinnie respond to her request?
The best of the bunch so far, mainly because it shows Mark being a little more ‘human’ , and also because the story – someone’s killing vampires, is stronger than in the first 3 books. mark and Vinnie are still separated after the trauma at the end of Book 3, and Mark’s hitting the alcohol laced blood. Jaime and Jean-Claude try and pull him back on track.
If you read the review of the first 3 books, you’ll know that I think that these books had great potential, but suffer from too much information being dumped, poor editing and proof reading, The Case of the Vampire Hunter has less info dumping – and made me warm to Mark a little more, Vinnie is still a closed book to me. Also in this book we get a much stronger feeling that the whole supernatural community is at war politically, and at times a few steps away from actual war. Who is stirring things up ?
Onto Book 5, where maybe we’ll fond out more.
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