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My Dead Body: v. 5: A Joe Pitt Novel (Joe Pitt Casebook 5) by Charlie Huston
Orbit Paperback  ISBN/ITEM#: 9781841496825
Date: 03 December 2009 List Price 7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /

The final Joe Pitt novel from Charlie Huston - I enjoyed the first one of these, Already Dead, hugely when I reviewed it back in February 2007. The subsequent books, No Dominion - this one reviewed over at our sister publication Gumshoe, Half The Blood of Brooklyn (likewise) and Every Last Drop have all been reviewed by my SFrevu colleagues - click on the titles to find out what they thought. My Dead Body is published by Orbit as a paperback original this month.

"As the concluding volume of this highly acclaimed series opens, Joe has spent a year splashing around in the city's sewer system, protecting the perimeters of the ground on which his love, Evie, now lives. Above ground, Manhattan's Vampyre clans have at last abandoned any claims on civility and have finally sprung fully for each others' throats. But as Vampyre civil war rages, Joe is tracked down by an old acquaintance and pulled back to the surface. At last, the many questions that have driven him will be put to rest - and the many friends and foes who have defined his world will either be put in the ground or will claw their way to survival. The carefully maintained peace is forgotten. When the stakes are this high, there can be no neutrality - only winners and losers. But when the blood stops flowing, what side will Joe Pitt be on?"

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