Popp's Night Slayer adventures branch out into new territories for even higher stakes in this latest chapter. The use of
chupacabras as characters in the
books gives extra dimension to these stories. That these creatures are not evil but capable of creating great evil adds shades of gray to the storyline. Popp is
at the top of her craft, continuing to deliver stories that are rich in romance and the paranormal.

When Detective John Boehler sees Jessica Winslow running through a park waving a sword, he thinks she's nuts. He soon learns that Jessica is a hereditary vampire hunter from England visiting her uncle, Admiral Charles Winslow, who heads up the Night Slayers organization. John has already been exposed to the killers known as Exsanguinators, but what he didn't realize at the time was that these killers are vampires.

Now a dangerous serial killer has been made a vampire, and he has Jessica in his sights. John must quickly adapt to this new world if he is to survive and save Jessica. Complicating the scenario is the re-emergence of vampire Sheldon Harris, who kills only dangerous criminals and offers his help to John. John is up against dark powers and, unless he's careful, he could get burned. (WARNER FOREVER, Jan., 336 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith