Extreme sports come to Morganville and the result could be a blood- bath! In this newest chapter of the Morganville Vampire series, Caine adds extra insight by including periodic slices of the first-person thoughts of Claire’s boyfriend, Shane. The friendships in this series are facing formidable odds, and Caine does a terrific job of keeping the tension fierce and the danger palpable. Great stuff!
When a flyer arrives advertising a new gym with a vampire teaching humans self-defense, Shane is jazzed to kick some vampire butt. Even though his best friend Michael is a vampire, Shane has a serious hatred for most things vampire. Soon he gets drawn into an underground extreme fight club, humans vs. vamps. The danger multiplies for everyone in Morganville when the fights hit the Internet. When Michael and Shane disappear, Claire and Eve must go out and find them. (NAL, May, 352 pp., $17.99)