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Fire in the Blood (Vampire Files #5)

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When vampire detective Jack Fleming is hired by the wealthy Sebastian Pierce to recover a priceless heirloom bracelet, he eyes his reward in Pierce's daughter, an enticing girl with a hot-headed boyfriend.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published June 1st 1991 by Ace
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The worst book in the series yet. Not only was the plot kinda boring, Jack's sudden bad reaction to hypnosis, his woe is me whining, his reluctance to come clean to Escott and the way everybody and their uncle suddenly managed to get the drop on him made me actually dislike him a bit and that has never happened before. Jack is quite a likable, sweet guy so this... this was a real shock. The most interesting part was the introduction of Kyler. I'm curious where that storyline's headed.

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Feb 17, 2010 Cathi rated it liked it
Starting to lose interest in this series, I have the next one on hold at the library so I'll probably read it, but unless it's great I don't know if I'll read any more.
Jan 21, 2015 Christie rated it liked it
The book was easy to read and I did like how it seemed that Jack had grown toward a little more maturity, but that quickly diminishes. He ends up getting hurt way too easy and ends up being kind of whiny. It also seemed that the case really had nothing to do with the bracelet, it was just a regular murder investigation through most of the book and seemed kind of hellbent on more revenge than anything.
Apr 18, 2015 Issam rated it it was ok
Honestly, I just skimmed through after the first third of the book. I almost never do this, and if this had been my introduction to the series, I probably would have stopped entirely. Luckily, I enjoyed the first arc (Books #1-3) quite a bit, and there's enough of a nostalgic vibe to give the series another shot.

Skip this one though—It's recapped well enough in the next book.
Aug 14, 2012 Kimberly rated it it was amazing
One of the best vampire stories I've read. There's a little romance (it's really hard to find a vampire story that doesn't), but it is 90% very entertaining story line. If you like this genre, I would not pass these novels up.
Kathy Davie
Aug 30, 2010 Kathy Davie rated it it was amazing
1930s noir and a vampire with a heart who interacts with the mob.

P. N. Elrod is amazing in her depiction of the time period. You can see, smell, feel, and hear it as you read.
Arlene Allen
Oct 05, 2012 Arlene Allen rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
If I can get one person, who reads urban fantasy, to go back and read this series, I'll have done my job as a reader, reviewer and librarian.
Nessa Stubblefield
Aug 29, 2011 Nessa Stubblefield rated it liked it
Introducing some interesting characters. Curious about how they'll tie in later.
Kevin Connery
Feb 09, 2010 Kevin Connery rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
Not as much a serial this time, though it does end leaving the plot open.
Mar 31, 2011 Helen rated it really liked it
another good series novel
extra 1/2 star.
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Patricia Nead Elrod is an American fantasy writer specializing in novels about vampires. Her work falls into areas of fantasy and (in some cases) mystery or historical fiction, but normally not horror, since her vampires are the heroes. -Wikipedia
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