Faolan O'Connor spent his life killing for men like Legs Diamond and Lucky Luciano, and now it's his turn to face the music. But when vampire Darcy Killian offers him immortality, Faolan enters a world of violence, wealth, and power beyond anything he's ever imagined.
Driven by ambition and guilt, Faolan fights his way up the ranks in a battle to justify his sins with success. He s learned the hard way that relationships are vulnerabilities and friends are just enemies in disguise, but he also knows that he can't conquer a city alone.
Aided by an emotionally crippled genius and a warm-hearted call girl, Faolan builds a loyal crew with which to challenge the tyrannical Killian's rule. However, will this re-awakened humanity prove a fatal flaw or his ace in the hole? With his life and the future of the city he loves at stake, can Faolan play his cards right or is he drawing dead?
©2013, 2016 Brian McKinley (P)2017 Brian McKinley
The concept of old time gangster vampires was like nothing I have heard before. Elaborate character and world building within the vampire mob was very interesting. The main character has a complex personality that doesn't immediately make him the hero of the book. Through the interaction s with the other characters and events he becomes more understandable and sympathetic. A take on the vampire genre I have not come across held my interest to the end. I would be interested in the evolution of Faolan in other books. This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review
Drawing Dead by Brian McKinley was a good read. When Faolan O'Connor dies, he finds out that there is life after death. Faolan is a mobster who finds out that vampire's do exist after he died. I enjoyed reading this unique take on vampire stories.
Lover of sexy words and a sexy man & woman
The narrator's voices. Great characters and wonderful to listen to. The action sequences were fantastic.
Absolutely! It was great to follow along with Faolin's path.
I'm a huge fan of the narrator and I always love his characters and voices.
I think the climax after the poker game. I don't want to give too much away, but it was really cool how it ended.
I'm not usually a reader of vampire fiction, but I follow the narrator's work and love it. Great work by the author and reader!
I am sorry, but I will be honest. The storyline wasn't half bad from what I could get to. I made it to chapter 2 before I had to stop. The narrator was either whispering some stuff or the editing was bad and I couldn't hear, even on full volume. How he spoke just made me cringe, I have no idea what he is trying to do. It sounded like he was talking into a hollow tube, had funny voices and all but I just could not get through the whole book, which sucks because it sounded like it would be a neat take on the vampire genre that wasn't about teen angst... BUT I just could not make it that far.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
This book was given to me free of charge so that I could write an honest review. The book is a perfect example of how crucial choosing a narrator can be to the success of a book being read aloud. The horrible cockney accent the narrator chose for the main character was unfortunate. It did not fit the character at all and I am guessing he chose the accent simply because the character's last name is O'Connor. The narrators voice completely took over the story and it was difficult to focus on the story line. However, for whatever reason, the narrator forgot about the accent halfway through the story. The audio on this book was not up to par as sometimes it faded in and out. For those people that can get past the narration, this is an enjoyable story worth listening to.
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