13 Bullets: A Vampire Tale
All the official reports say they are dead-extinct since the late ’80s, when a fed named Arkeley nailed the last vampire in a fight that nearly killed him. But the evidence proves otherwise.When a state trooper named Caxton calls the FBI looking for help in the middle of the night, it is Arkeley... show more
All the official reports say they are dead-extinct since the late ’80s, when a fed named Arkeley nailed the last vampire in a fight that nearly killed him. But the evidence proves otherwise.When a state trooper named Caxton calls the FBI looking for help in the middle of the night, it is Arkeley who gets the assignment-who else? He’s been expecting such a call to come eventually. Sure, it has been years since any signs of an attack, but Arkeley knows what most people don’t: there is one left. In an abandoned asylum she is rotting, plotting, and biding her time in a way that only the undead can. Caxton is out of her league on this case and more than a little afraid, but the fed made it plain that there is only one way out. But the worst thing is the feeling that the vampires want more than just her blood. They want her for a reason, one she can’t guess; a reason her sphinxlike partner knows but won’t say; a reason she has to find out-or die trying.Now there are only 13 bullets between Caxton and Arkeley and the vampires. There are only 13 bullets between us, the living, and them, the damned.
Publish date: May 22nd 2007
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Pages no: 323
Edition language: English
Series: Laura Caxton / Vampires (#1)
A pesar de no ser mi libro favorito sobre vampiros, es una lectura muy entretenida.Tiene dos cosas muy buenas, siendo la primera de ellas que muestra al vampiro como un ser despreciable y sin sentimientos. Hacía tiempo que no leía sobre vampiros como encarnaciones del mal. Últimamente todos eran muy...
Honestly, with the tagline "There are only thirteen bullets between the world you know and the world they rule", and the dramatic final fight scene, I am getting the impression that this was an expanded short story.The idea of how vampirism is transmitted is new and really damn smart. Once you're in...
Nice spin on the whole vampire tale. Nothing romantic here! Very brutal and intense.
This is definitely not my type of book. Way too dry. It doesn't mean that it's bad, just doesn't suit me at all. DNF
I started the first 20% 13 Bullets a few weeks ago but had to put it down for a while. I picked it back up and finished it in a couple of hours. It's a great horror/thriller in the classic "old warrior/new recruit" vein.Special Agent Jameson Arkeley (shades of Arkham Asylum show up all over this boo...