KITTY AND THE SILVER BULLET
Politics can be nasty, but in the world of vampires and werewolves, it can be downright deadly. Over the course of this series, the evolution of Vaughn's protagonist, Kitty Norville, from submissive youngster to take-charge leader has been fascinating. The intensity is dialed way up as this story races to its pulse-pounding conclusion.
Master vampire Arturo has let events slide to the point that fellow ancient vampire Rick feels it necessary to step in. With her bitter enemies siding with Arturo, Kitty fears her family and lover will be the first targets. Whether she wants to or not, Kitty must choose a side. (GRAND CENTRAL, Jan., 352 pp., $6.99)