BLOODTRAIL is an amazing read! I don’t know whether to rave about the author first - or the incredible story. It has certainly been a long time since...more BLOODTRAIL is an amazing read! I don’t know whether to rave about the author first - or the incredible story. It has certainly been a long time since I have gotten so excited about an author or a novel. To experience it all at once in one book . . . well, wow!
First, let me say that I checked out the book on Amazon before I decided to read it. There are many good reviews on the site that intrigued me, and all of the ratings are high. Those ratings are accurate!
David R. Lewis is the epitome of a professional writer. The dialogue is true. The plot is tight. There is the combination of suspense, humor, humanity, love, danger, fear, hate, and all of those other things that make life what it is. However, I think the best part of Lewis’s writing style is that his story is truly character driven. By that I mean the characters have total control of the story with their thoughts, actions, choices, strengths, and flaws. I found myself cheering, warning, crying, and holding my breath while waiting for the outcomes of their actions.
Joseph Casey is a vampire, but refers to himself and others like him as Nosferati. And, one of the others like him is his fourteen-year-old daughter Cat, a bloodthirsty serial killer, who he hasn’t seen in 150 years. In order to find his daughter, Casey allows himself to team up with Moira Flynn, a medical investigator/researcher who wants to study him. Of course, at the beginning Moira has no idea that he is really a vampire. (Oh, excuse me Casey - I meant to write NORSFERATI!) Moira also doesn’t have a clue how much her life - and views on viruses, DNA, humanity, and love - will change.
The story rockets into a world that is as believable as it is backed with science and the human condition. I didn’t want it to end and cannot wait until the sequel is released. (A preview of it is at the end of the book - and it promises a ride every bit as good as the first!)
If you love - heck, even just like - suspense, horror, adventure, love, and vampires, this is a must read! (less)
From the moment I read the first line until the second I devoured the last few words, I was totally submerged in THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN IN THE MOVIES. I...more From the moment I read the first line until the second I devoured the last few words, I was totally submerged in THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN IN THE MOVIES. It was a fun read with a light touch of humor, lovable characters, and plenty of action. Reed has a lot to learn as a detective. However, watching him face the challenges of his first official case was wonderful. Throw in Cal, the perfect, unwilling sidekick, the Goofball Brothers in the condo below, Willie across the street, and Mom’s random calls (which always came at the worst times) . . . well, just let me say the combination of all of that caused me to ended up reading the book in one sitting instead of doing the dishes and the laundry and all the other chores I should have been doing. (Did I mention that work the next day was rather tough, also, since I didn't go to bed at my normal time?) As a matter of fact - I have just purchased the second Reed Ferguson book, REEL ESTATE RIP-OFF, and can't wait to digest it in much the same fashion!