Uprising (Vampire Federation)
by Scott G. Mariani
Avon Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781847562128
Date: 10 June 2010 List Price £6.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
It's not often that we see books on here from Avon the imprint of Harpercollins UK - not to be confused with its counterpart in the US which of course is well known for its genre output - but Sunday Times bestseller Scott G. Mariani's Uprising looks like it should be right up our street!
Hot on the heels of Lukyanenko's Nightwatch books and tapping the popularity of recent spooky, high concept thriller such as Del Toro's The Strain, Uprising is a paperback original out this month.
"A new war is dawning...
For millennia, the vampires walked the earth undetected, feasting on humans in keeping with ancient tradition.In the Information Age, vampires realised they must be more careful to avoid detection. In the late 20th century they created the global Vampire Federation to police vampire activity, with special agents like Alex Bishop authorised to hunt down her own kind who break the laws. The old traditions are history.
But not all vampires bow down to Federation rule. When rebel vampire Gabriel Stone declares war against them, Alex and her team are plunged into danger.
Police inspector Joel Solomon, haunted by a secret terror of vampires, discovers a series of corpses left behind by Stone's bloodthirsty gang. As he and Alex are drawn together in an unlikely alliance between human and vampire, the race begins to destroy the evil Stone before his uprising tears their world apart."