Laura Caxton vowed never to face them again. The horror of what the vampires did was too close, the wounds too fresh. But when Jameson Arkeley, broken and barely recognizable, comes to her with an unfathomable, unholy discovery, her resolve crumbles.
Arkeley leads Caxton to a tomb in Gettysburg recently excavated by a local archaeology professor. While the town, with its legendary role in the Civil War's worst battle, is no stranger to cemeteries, this one is remarkably, eerily different. In it lie 100 coffins - 99 of them occupied by vampires, who, luckily, are missing their hearts. But one of the coffins is empty and smashed to pieces.
Who is the missing vampire? Does he have access to the 99 hearts that, if placed back in the bodies of their owners, could reanimate an entire bloodthirsty army? How did the vampires end up there, undisturbed and undiscovered for 150 years? The answer lies in Civil War documents that contain sinister secrets about the newly found coffins - secrets that Laura Caxton is about to uncover as she is thrown into a deadly, gruesome mission of saving an entire town from a mass invasion of the undead.
©2007 David Wellington; (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"The taut narrative never slackens, providing thrilling entertainment for readers who like their horror raw and bloody." (Publishers Weekly)
My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books.
I was really looking forward to this, after 13 bullets. I thought I had found a new author to follow, but this is just boring. While book one started with a bang, this started with a whimper and never picked up. Trying to make it a historical novel, may have killed it. Very little happened in the first three hours, so I gave up. I might read the next book, as I already went out and bought a used copy of it, or I might read one of his other books, but not real soon.
This book is a great sequel to 13 Bullets and I've become a true fan of Laura Caxton. I hope David Wellington writes more books about her. Again, Bernadette Dunne does a superb job of narrating.
I'm just a crazy old man. What are you listening to my opinions for anyways? Sheesh! Oh ah …and "HEY YOU KIDS, GIT OUTA' MY PUMPKIN-PATCH!"
Nice set up, but characters that are flat and hard to like, much hope for. Smacks of the signs of a young writer who needs more time and life experience to "get his chops".
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