Doherty's Area 51 series continues with the story of a vampire's quest to become immortal. It opens in the present with the meeting of three Undead, as the offspring of alien Airlia and humans are known. Thereafter and for most of the book, the action occurs in ancient Egypt, where the Airlia rule as gods and feed off the blood of their children. Nosferatu and five others, including Vampyr, his twin Lilith, and Nosferatu's love Nekhbet, manage to escape and plot to destroy the Airlia. They slay two of the aliens, but other Airlia catch up to them, killing Lilith and capturing Nekhbet. Vampyr vows revenge, while Nosferatu intends to rescue Nekhbet, no matter how much time passes. Nosferatu waits centuries, and once he saves her, he finds that her aging process is speeding up. To make her truly immortal, he must obtain Airlia blood, and that seems impossible. Established Area 51 fans definitely will enjoy this exciting installment, and newcomers will find much to enjoy, too. Kristine HuntleyCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
Reviews for Bob Mayer's science fiction:Kirkus "A crackling science thriller in the vein of Crichton that mixes action with science fiction."Publishers Weekly. "The best combination of science fiction and technothriller this year."