BEYOND THE GRAVE
The second entry in Gardiner's
Vampire Hunter series is an exciting
follow-up to the award-winning
Grave Illusions. The characters are vibrant, and they complement the ongoing mystery. Relationships are especially well developed, and an unexpected cliffhanger will leave
readers eager for book three.
Women are dying by exsanguination, and all bear a striking resemblance to vampire hunter Jess Vandermire, who cannot account for her whereabouts at the time of the murders. A vampire, she is alarmed by the frequent loss of her powers.
John Brittain is black ops and also a vampire hunter serving under Vandermire, but their relationship is more than professional. He withholds an incriminating piece of evidence found near a body until he can clear his lover of the crime. Then there's Drago, who caters to rich a clientele at his exclusive club. He has a deadly secret -- and a wealthy patron willing to pay $10 million for Jess. (IMAJINN, Nov. '08, 188 pp., $14.00)