Blood Games (The Garreth Mikaelian Mystery Series Book 3) Kindle Edition
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From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B0042HNBKI
- Publisher : BWL Publishing Inc. (September 8, 2010)
- Publication date : September 8, 2010
- Language : English
- File size : 3471 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 303 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1771459700
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,634,219 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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An excellent plot, excellently told.
And I liked this second Mikaelian as much as I liked the first one (in spite of having a few moments when I hoped he'd had gotten to the morgue soon enough to snap that teenaged vampire's neck before she had time to revive :)). Most vampires you encounter nowadays may be more the heroic than the monster types, but Killough's hero was among the first ones of these I found and I still think she did her vampires very well, even compared to all these later competitors.
This is an inevitable situation for any vampire-sytle character, if they survive long enough, but not many books actually chronicle with how it would be delt with, given the links to the human world that any vampire would need to survive.
Garreth is grounded in 'real world' police procedures and its limitations, and in many ways that is what sets this series apart from many other 'cop-vampire' books. There are very definate limits to what you can do as a police detective, and still stay as one later when the adventure is over.
In this book, Garreth gets caught in a car accident in daylight, and his is girlfriend killed, while the people who deliberatly crashed into him drink his blood when he is unconcious, beliving him dead.
Garreth is shattered by this turn of events, but in a whirlwind of anger and fear that new vampires have been created, he sets of on a cross country chase down what turns out to be a serial killer.
In many ways this book is a real turning point. What has gone before can no longer be continued and by the end great changes have occured in all the main characters life. It'll be interesting to see where the next book goes.
This book will not be for you if you like vampire stories to be horror stories or full of romance and sex, because this book is really about how a policeman, who just happens to be a vampire, learns to deal with the world as it comes without bending the rules so much that the story becomes ridiculus.
Lee Killough writes fine police based books and by the end you always have the feeling that in the 'real world' this could just have happened. They are always worth reading more than once.
All this takes place against a background where the main character has to take some major life decisions. As in the previous books in this series (published together as "Blood Walk") Killough has done a wonderful job in fleshing out this sympathetic and entirely human vampire and his dilemmas. Many of her secondary characters from this series return, and a new and fascinating character is introduced about two thirds of the way through. If the author writes a sequel I hope she appears in it.
I waited nearly ten years for this book. It was worth it.