Fear grips London as dozens of clubbers die after taking a sinister new drug.
But that's only the beginning. 48 hours later, the dead clubbers wake up - and it's open season on the living, who are butchered for their blood.
Soon, London gives a name to its terror: Vampires. Jake Lawton, bitter and betrayed after the Iraq War, finds himself fighting another battle - against the growing army of immortal hunters and their human cohorts.
Lawton joins forces with the journalist who brought about his downfall and the dealer tricked into distributing the drug. And together they take on the spineless authorities, the ruthless cohorts, and the hungry dead.
But the vampire plague unleashed in London is nothing to what lurks beneath the streets - waiting to be fed ...waiting to be resurrected ...waiting to reign again over a city of human slaves...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: Snowbooks Ltd
- Publication Date: 16/02/2009
- Category: Horror & ghost stories
- ISBN: 9781905005987
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Review by eidolons
I had some trouble in the beginning of this book, sorting out the chapters that happened in the past. Once I got the hang of it, the reading was much easier. I don't typically go in for horror any more, but this one was pretty good. I enjoyed the history and mythology woven into the story.
Review by klarsenmd
I received this book as part of the LT early reviewer program.I love a good vampire novel. Not sparkling romantic vampires but the rip your throat out and drink your blood variety, so it comes as no surprise that I would enjoy this book. I found the plot to be inventive and at the same time grounded it solid vampire lore. When a wayward drug dealer distibutes a new drug to his goth clientel, he unwittingly kills them all, just to have them rise the next night as vampires. The only thing standing in the vampires way is a band of unusual allies, a disgraced soldier, the journalist who ruined him, a bookish academic and the drug dealer himself.This band of characters was entertaining, and their individual links to the vampires were well thought out. I liked the backstory and villains that created the newly undead, and the settings from ancient Babylon and WWI to Basra and modern day London were smoothly transitioned. I felt the syntax was occasionally redundant and if I had to read about one more "cold heavy bladder" I think I would lose it, but when taken as a quick vampire tale it achieved it's goal. Lots of blood and very little romance!