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13 Bullets (Laura Caxton #1)

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The official reports say the last vampire was killed by a fed named Arkeley in the 80s. But tonight, it looks otherwise. When state trooper Laura Caxton calls the FBI for help in the middle of the night, Arkeley gets the assignment.
Audiobook, 8 pages
Published March 1st 2010 by Blackstone Audiobooks (first published January 1st 2007)
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Matthew
Mar 04, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Vampire killers
Recommended to Matthew by: Saw the third one in a book store
Shelves: horror, vampires
If you like vampire stories because they show vampires in a sympathetic light, make them lovable, understandable, marriageable or sparkly, this is not your book.

If on the other hand, you appreciate the more subtle attractions of a race of beings that never die on their own, are obsessed with eating their favorite food all day night, are only interested in their pre-vampire friends is as an entree or as a new recruit, and who repeatedly draw the negative attention of hunters who have a visceral d
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Kathryn
Jul 21, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gruesome-horror
I can sum up this book and my review in one phrase - the author's imagination exceeds his writing ability.

The book is full of contradictions, usually one after another and I was extremely annoyed by this. For example, near the beginning, "Every one of his teeth was sharpened to a point. It wasn’t like in the movies at all." And in the very next paragraph, "We all knew what we were getting into, he told me; we’d all seen plenty of movies before."

The dialogue was boring and flat. People do not ta
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T. K. Elliott (Tiffany)
I have not, hitherto, considered myself to be a reader of horror fiction - mostly because I'm a wimp and I don't want to have nightmares. But I really enjoyed this one.

To be honest, it's gory rather than scary, per se. Body count in triple figures, mostly courtesy of vampires who are actual monsters. These are not your wishy-washy sparkly vampires: these are predators. (Admittedly, I have a few minor quibbles with the way Wellington does vampires, but really, it's his train set and he can play w
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J. Gowin
Jul 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ghosts, zombie, vampire, horror
"Here there be monsters."

There is a tendency of late to write vampires as world weary eurotrash, who feel conflicted by their unnatural desires. These Mary Sue fops rue and bemoan their way across the stage, leaving me with a deep desire to carry out extensive experiments to determine which type of wood makes the best stake. (I wonder how many toothpicks it would take?) The leeches in this work are a refreshingly nasty form of beasts, who make me crave a good hunt.
murphy ✌
3.5 / 5

This is gonna be another short review because I'm just not feeling like delving too deep.

This was kinda perfect for a Halloween-month read. It was gross and scary and unnerving and pretty dang well written.

I absolutely loved our main character Laura, she just seemed like such a cool person, if a bit isolated. She lives with her girlfriend and a handful of rescued greyhounds, works for the Highway Patrol, and honestly is just completely and refreshingly normal for a main character. I love
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Lau
Apr 17, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
«Durante veinte años he creído que estábamos a salvo, pero ahora me doy cuenta de que tan sólo estaba tomándose su tiempo para reunir fuerzas.»

Si hay algo que tiene este libro es acción. Acción de la bien hecha, de la que te hace sentir que estás viendo una película más que leyendo una novela, de la que te hace concentrar y compenetrar hasta tal punto en la historia que cualquier ruido externo te hace saltar hasta el techo.

Comenzamos "oyendo" una grabación hecha hace 20 años por el agente Arkel
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Mily Lou
Apr 05, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Mily by: NO ONE
Date April 17, 2011

Great book!!!!

Date April 18, 2011

Hello,

13 Bullets

I had a hard time rating this book. I wanted to give this book a 5 star,then looking through all the book, I finally decided on a 4 star. I always try to give these authors an honest rating. I usually try to take about one day to look over the book, and write down why I giving this book this rating.

Here's my April review.

This book is pretty interesting. I saw some of the reviews for this book, and I sadly disagree with a few
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Ally Armistead
Jul 03, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Chris
A very graphic vampire/crime/thriller tale, that--despite having very two-dimensional cop and vampire characters and too many plot twists to keep up with!--contributes quite a lot to the vampire genre. Namely, (1) the method of becoming a vampire is one of hypnosis and willing suicide instead of traditional bloodletting and exchanging, (2) vampires are hideous, not the beautiful aristocratic creatures of modern society, (3) vampiric ancestors are brought to life when their descendents feed on hu ...more
  Dan
Nov 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A good attempt at moving vampires back to horror. We need more books like this.
Brainycat
Aug 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of monster horror, supernatural action/thriller
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 book, and not just in the alliterative sense) is America's foremost expert on the discovery and eradication of vampires. The vampires in this story are not the classically romantic, emo twinged rockstars
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David Wellington is a contemporary American horror author, best known for his Zombie trilogy as well as his Vampire series and Werewolf series. His books have been translated into eleven langauges and are a global phenomenon.

His career began in 2004 when he started serializing his horror fiction online, posting short chapters of a novel three times a week on a friend’s blog. Response to the projec
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