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Blood on the Water (Vampire Files #6)

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As a journalist in Capone-controlled Chicago, Jack Fleming is used to blood--even though it's from a vampire's perspective. When the new mob boss decides to rid the city of its friendly vampire, Fleming's thirst for the red stuff gets in the way of his safety.
Paperback, 199 pages
Published June 1st 1992 by Ace (first published January 1st 1992)
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May 22, 2011 Susan rated it really liked it
I always enjoy reading books in Elrod's Fleming series, and Blood on the Water was no different. However it has been a while since I had read the previous book in this series so I found myself a little lost trying to remember what had happened. Regardless of that I really enjoyed seeing Fleming and Escott take on Kyler who was getting suspicious of Jack's abilities as well as getting in the middle of a mob war. Elrod does a great job with her Fleming character, and in this book Jack really tests ...more
Apr 18, 2015 Issam rated it really liked it
This played out very much luck like a superhero story, where a nemesis finds out a secret identity and goes after the hero's friends and family.

Except, of course, the superhero here is just a humble vampire up against a Chicago mob boss in the Depression era. It's enough of a twist to make things interesting, and the book doesn't disappoint—It's action packed the entire way through, with some good 'ol fashion fisticuffs, to tommy-guns, car chases, and grenade lobbing (for safe measure).

Aug 17, 2008 Amanda rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of BOTH Rachael Morgan and Nero Wolfe
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Better than the previous book. It was interesting to find out that Jack's powers had their limits and what would happen if he crossed them. Also, I like it when the books focus more on the friendship between Jack and Escott, their banter is always hilarious. The ending felt too open, though. Yes, Jack's situation was partially resolved with Kyler's death but it wasn't the end of it. I hoped for a more permanent solution with a shift to new plots 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.
Sep 17, 2008 Olivia rated it really liked it
P.N. Elrod can write a heck of a novel but this one... it wasn't as good as the others in this series. Well, I kinda take that back, it was just as good until the last chapter. There just seemed to be something lacking from the ending.
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This one is great
Jan 16, 2016 Elaine rated it really liked it
This series has improved as its gone on.
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Feb 09, 2010 Kevin Connery rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
Vampire Files #6 Back to serial form, with a lot of back-references to the first book--the only one I missed so far. :(
Mar 31, 2011 Helen rated it really liked it
#6 fast paced and witty as usual
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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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