Fourth in a five-book contemporary fantasy series, LAWS OF THE BLOOD: DECEPTIONS is Susan Sizemore's latest offering about her elite vampire Enforcers.

Olympias governs the North American vampires and Enforcers from Washington DC. An unauthorized hunt introduces her to the victim—an extremely gifted Pentagon psychic, Colonel Michael Falconer.

Alexander the Great's mother shouldn't be smitten with a mere mortal, but it's been centuries since anyone's attracted her and Falconer is powerful. Falconer is also bait, albeit unknowingly, for Olympia's ancient enemy. If she can be distracted long enough, someone else will rule the vampires.

Ms. Sizemore's breed of vampire is intriguing and her delivery compelling. Overly helpful civilian psychics serve as comic relief in an otherwise tense and fast-paced plot. (Oct., 272 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kelly Rae Cooper