Welcome to the fifth book in the
world of Felix Gomez, Iraq war veteran turned vampire and P.I. extraordinaire. Acevedo demonstrates a real talent for mashing up supernatural treachery with sardonic humor. Fans of detective noir with a supernatural punch who haven't discovered Acevedo should remedy this deficiency immediately!

Vampire Felix Gomez heads to Charleston for a P.I. gig at the request of werewolf clan alpha Eric Bourbon. He's not amused to discover the job is actually the proposed assassination of rival clan alpha Randolph Calhoun.

After Felix politely declines the job, he's nearly killed by a couple of vamps. Is this Bourbon's work, or has his old enemy Julius Paxton resurfaced? It rapidly becomes apparent that a werewolf civil war is brewing, and if it's allowed to explode, it could jeopardize the secrecy of the entire supernatural world. Events continue to escalate, and when someone takes a whack at Felix, he's not inclined to turn the other cheek! (EOS, Mar., 416 pp., $14.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith