The author has very obviously done his homework on the background of this techno-thriller, but unlike many novels in this genre, his characters come alive. They live, breathe, make mistakes, and stumble toward their individual dreams, even though one of those dreams is a blood-soaked nightmare.
By RP Dahlke
Colt, an EMT finds a young woman at the scene of an accident. When she dies he becomes entangled in trying to find her severed foot which has gone missing.
And Markus, whose life as an albino has lead him into the bizarre desire for status as one of the city's vampire types. And, a young Asian scientist whose unusual blood type makes her a target these same wanna be-vampire types.
I was impressed with how the author managed to connect these wildly divergent characters into one intersection. There are no heroes here... eveyone is flawed.. This was a VERY satisfying read
This incredibly researched novel smacks of the kind of detail one finds in the character development and page-turning excitement of John Grisham. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this book and found myself going back several times to some of the more esoteric "nuggets" about nano-science, stem-cell research and paramedic studies. But wait...there's more! Wyoming cowboys. Vampire cults. Tattooed pole dancers. Russian mobsters dealing in illegal body parts. A love story. Tidbits of Chinese, Tibetan and Indian culture.
Kamm weaves together a story intersecting a young and idealistic paramedic, a wanna be sociopathic vampire, a Chinese exchange student and Russian mobsters. As strange as that might sound it works, and captures your attention and imagination. From the Pacific Coast Highway to UCLA to Hollywood I smiled with recognition at the collision of the vastly different worlds ably described by Kamm. Code Blood is fun
From the Author
Code Blood was awarded FIRST PLACE in the 2012 International Book Awards Fiction-Cross Genre categoryWriter's Type - First Chapter Competition. January 2011- First Place
2012 International Book Awards - Fiction: Cross Genre category - First Place
NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE BOOK AWARDS® - Faction (fiction based on fact) - WINNER OF THE 2012 AWARD
The 2012 USA Best Book Awards - Fiction: Horror - WINNER
The 2012 USA Best Book Awards - Fiction: Mystery/Suspense - Finalist
Knoxville Writer's Guild - 2011 Novella or Novel Excerpt - 2nd Place