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Vampire Zero: A Gruesome Vampire Tale Paperback – October 14, 2008

4.4 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews
Book 3 of 5 in the Laura Caxton Series

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About the Author

DAVID WELLINGTON is the author of 13 Bullets, 99 Coffins, and the Monster Island trilogy.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Broadway Books (October 14, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307381722
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307381729
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.7 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #976,759 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Nicholas Kaufmann on December 21, 2008
Format: Paperback
Vampire Zero, the third installment in Wellington's Laura Caxton series of novels, is, I think, the best of the series so far. While the first two, 13 Bullets and 99 Coffins, offered plenty of action and good old-fashioned vampire chewiness, this one, in my opinion, has the most compelling plot. I think it's also the tightest of the three.

Caxton has been promoted from State Trooper to Deputy U.S. Marshall and put in charge of the vampire-hunting task force based in Pennsylvania. Luckily, after the events of 99 Coffins, there are only two vampires left in the world. One is so old and decrepit she can't even leave her coffin. The other is a man who was once Caxton's mentor, the man who taught her everything she knows about fighting vampires. It's not just that he's a vampire now that's worrisome, nor the fact that he can anticipate all of Caxton's moves because he taught them to her himself, but rather the fact that he's a vampire zero, intent on spreading the curse and turning others into his kind. In particular, the members of his family. And that's what makes this the best of the series, to me at least. The personal element of the ticking clock plotline elevates this one to the status of a damn fine, and damn fast, read.

The Laura Caxton series gets better and better with each book.
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Two kinds of vampires have emerged from modern media. One sort is a romantic, misunderstood creature who is beloved by a troubled, isolated heroine. The other is a terrifying, (literally) bloodthirsty monster which preys on humankind. At one end of the spectrum, Edward Cullen sparkles and smolders in the hearts of adolescent girls.

David Wellington's vampires are not Edward Cullen. They are, in fact, at the far end of the spectrum, past Stoker's Dracula and Whedon's Buffy. These vampires are vicious, inhuman and utterly without remorse. Wellington's vampires quickly lose what connection they once had to humanity, and when not feeding on us, find slowly torturing us quite amusing.

This book is the third in David Wellington's Vampire Tales, and is the most terrifying and suspenseful of the series so far. Laura Caxton is a state trooper who was inadvertently cast as a vampire hunter just over a year ago, when Jameson Arkeley recruited her. Arkeley was a federal agent who, over 20 years, made it his personal crusade (obsession?) to obliterate the last shark-toothed, rotting, throat-ripping vampire in existence.

Noone knows vampires like Arkeley. During his career hunting them down, he learned every trick in their book and every strategy for catching them and killing them. Arkeley taught Caxton everything she knows about killing vampires--which is unfortunate, because now he is one.

Jameson Arkeley is the smartest, strongest, most vicious vampire Caxton has ever faced, and now she faces him alone.

This book kept me on my toes, defying my most confident (and usually correct) predictions as to where the story would go.
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It was not my favorite in the series, but very good. David has kept the story fresh, and I like that. He keeps me wanting to learn more about his vampires. It's i go further into his series, I'm liking his vampires much more.
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Vampire Zero is the third book in the Laura Caxton series, and like its predecessors, it's good. Damn good. In fact, it's one of the best horror books to hit the shelves in quite a long time and might just eclipse the first two books in this series, 13 Bullets and 99 Coffins, which were already well above the high water mark of most horror fiction.

The focus of Vampire Zero is, of course, on Pennsylvania state trooper Laura Caxton, and her inevitable showdown with ... ah ... if you haven't read book two ... well I'm not going to spoil it for you. Suffice to say, series author David Wellington delivers like a roundhouse kick on the setup that ended the last novel. He also continues to evolve the personality of Laura Caxton, toughening her up now that she's been through a few supernatural scrapes, but balancing her experience with a deepening psychological exhaustion and pragmatic isolationism that real-world therapists would probably identify as post-traumatic stress.

While still driven by her job, Wellington also shows the toll vampire hunting has taken on his lead character. Caxton's interpersonal relationships are rapidly deteriorating and, in one of the more poignant illustrations, her dog kennels, which held her rescued greyhounds in books one and two, are now cold and empty. Wellington also returns a number of characters from past books to the fold, mixing them with some wonderfully wrought new faces - Jameson Arkeley's ex-wife Astarte stands-out -- but don't make the mistake of getting too attached to anyone. Wellington's world is realistically dangerous and deadly - and there are quite a few folks who don't make it out of this one - either living or undead.

And while Wellington's subject matter may be horrific, his prose is anything but scary.
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