Definitely pleasantly surprised because I wasn't sure where they would take this after the climax of the first book. But it's excellent (Chuck Hogan's writing is worth the price of admission alone).
Careful what you read about narrators... this guy is perfect. I forgot about the original narrator very quickly, even though his different pronunciation of the main character's name is a little disorienting at first.
The second part of this series continues a short period of time where the first ends. It continues in the same storytelling style as the first part of the series, however the narration is much improved in my opinion.
The vampires history is more deeply explained and the futility in the main characters struggle is well described and easy to take in. The book is quite high paced although some of the parallel stories feels less interesting than others and this sets the book back a bit.
I would recommend this to anyone that has a liking for vampires, that are as I think they should be, intelligent, evil and relentless.
Great book if you love horror novels and/or follow "The Strain" television show. Great book to read if you can't wait for your weekly airing of "The Strain". The show follows the novels quite closely and only varies from time to time but major plots and events are mostly the same.