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Blood Retribution: A Lee Nez Novel Mass Market Paperback – August 25, 2005

3.5 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
Book 2 of 4 in the Lee Nez Series

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Half-vampire Lee Nez's second outing (after Second Sunrise, 2002) has him facing enemies old and new. Lee and FBI agent Diane Lopez have just survived a showdown with a dangerous group of "skinwalkers" (shape-shifters who can transform into animal form) when they are called away to a jewelry-smuggling case that led to the deaths of two undercover officers. When Lee and Diane learn that the smugglers are skinwalkers, they realize it will be necessary to kill them rather than simply bring down their illegal operation. Lee has more problems than he realizes: Elka, the sister of the vampire who sired him, is in town, looking to exact revenge on Lee for her brother's death. She has hired a young vampire assassin to finish Lee off while she plots another dastardly killing. The second entry in the Lee Nez series is filled with plenty of excitement and intrigue, with enough vampire lore to keep fantasy fans happy and enough thrills to keep mystery readers turning the pages. Kristine Huntley
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"Filled with plenty of excitement and intrigue, with enough vampire lore to keep fantasy fans happy and enough thrills to keep mystery readers turning the pages."--Booklist on Blood Retribution

"Deft plotting keeps the story moving at a brisk pace. Vampire aficionados will enjoy a look at nightwalkers from a unique cultural viewpoint, and mystery fans will relish the action and clever resolution."--Romantic Times Bookclub on Blood Retribution


"Filled with plenty of excitement and intrigue, with enough vampire lore to keep fantasy fans happy and enough thrills to keep mystery readers turning the pages." (Booklist)

"Vampire aficionados will enjoy a look at nightwalkers from a unique cultural viewpoint....mystery fans will relish the action and clever resolution." (Romantic Times Bookclub)
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Product Details

  • Series: Lee Nez (Book 2)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books; Reprint edition (September 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765343681
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765343680
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.8 x 6.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,733,238 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By E. Ervin TOP 1000 REVIEWER on August 20, 2015
Format: Hardcover
I really do like this series a lot and wish that there were more of them. Of course, I like all of the Thurlo books and this series is one of my favorites. It is so very different and intriguing to me. The main character is a bit of a challenge to me and most likely to the authors as well. You don't usually get to read about a police officer who is half vampire and has to keep blood in his refrigerator for snacks. He also has to smear himself heavily with sunscreen when he goes out in the day time. All of this makes for most interesting reading. I did read the first in the series and could not wait for more. If you enjoy the western motif and the vampire stuff added in, then you would like this book, I believe. It is a very readable and good book.
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This book is so slow I gave up.

Who would have thought a vampire Navajo cop novel could be so deadly dull. If I'd had to read one more paragraph about mesquite, huisache and arroyos I would have screamed. Instead I just sent the book to cloud and have no intention of getting it back.

I would have accorded this book no stars but that option wasn't available.
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Ugh! This is really awful. While it may contain a few NM place names and Navajo and Hispanic personal names, it isn't really written about New Mexico at all. All of the details are completely wrong--laughably so. Really--dressed up to go to dinner in Old Town Albuquerque? There is only one restaurant in town that has a dress code and everyone knows what it is. It isn't in Old Town. And the FBI building isn't downtown. A lot of stories set in the Southwestern US occasionally get details wrong, but this story gets practically everything wrong. The details hurt the story, too, not that there is much there anyway. It is hard to believe that they have ever even been here, even as tourists.
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Format: Hardcover
Navajo state police officer Lee Nez and FBI agent Diane Lopez, the only person who knows that Nez is a part-vampire, find themselves investigating the deaths of two lawmen. The officers were killed by the members of a turquoise smuggling gang made up of shapeshifting skinwalkers, Navajo witches of tradition who are considered unalterably evil. The two investigators hone in oin the gang, having to exercise care so Nez isn't exposed. But then a new element is revealed...two female vampires arriving in New Mexico whose target of revenge appears to be Lee Nez.

An interesting combination of crime mystery and the supernatural. I find myself wondering at Lee Nez's dedication to law enforcement, considering he is (somehow) only partly human. As drak as the concept is, it doesn't seem to me a realistic career choice for a vampire, notwithstanding the occasional forays into bloodsucker-as-cop fiction like TV's Forevert Night (but TV full of bull anyway---novelists would never have tried I Dream of Jeanie as a book unless it was someone like Thorne "Walter Miitty" Smith).

Very readable. This is the second of a series published in 2004...maybe the first explained some of my questions better, but I'm not sufficiently interested to go to Amazon to hunt upo the first book. Don't let me put you off; just not to my taste except as a quick diversion.
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
The idea of a vampire western mystery was interesting at first, but the genre is not wearing well.
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
A horrid book, very poorly crafted. With so many unpublished authors out there, it's sad that this book was printed at all, much less that it's a sequel. I regret spending the $3.58 I paid for it, but did read it through. It's like watching a car wreck, you can't avert your eyes.
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