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There's a new serial killer stalking Los Angeles, and the press is having a field day. His victims are night people. His M.O. is a wooden stake through the heart and a garlic clove in the mouth. Homicide detective Jake Hull isn't at all sure if he should hunt down the murderer and book him, or join him in ridding the city of a plague of vampires.
Hardcover, 253 pages
Published August 1st 1995 by Tor Books
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This was the first horror book I ever read, back when I was in high school. It's basically like an action-horror story, with a Hollywood homicide detective battling the forces of darkness. Very gritty and moody, but lots of fun. Author Michael Reaves does an excellent job making Detective Hull feel like a character who is really burned out by his profession. Interesting characters, suspenseful set pieces, great pace and offers a neat twist on the typical vampire story. Also feels very cinematic. ...more
This one really drags. The characters are all stereotypes moving through a milieu of Los Angeles street life that reads as if it were lifted straight from movies about Los Angeles street life. All of this could be forgiven if it moved quickly and was done with style. However, there was too much uninteresting characterization and hardly any action at all.
Micheal Reeves is an Emmy Award-winning television writer and screenwriter whose many credits include Star Trek: The Next Generation, Twilight Zone, Batman: The Animated Series; and Gargoyles. His novels include the New York Times bestseller STAR WARS: Darth Maul - Shadowhunter and the forthcoming STAR WARS: Death Star. He has written a book called Interworld with Neil Gaiman. He's also written sh ...moreMore about Michael Reaves...