by Alex Bledsoe
Review by Harriet Klausner
Tor Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780765323088
Date: 31 March 2009 List Price $13.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Once Judge Sir Francis Colby determined that the villagers' assertion that the Baron was a vampire was correct a crucifix was thrust into the heart of Rudolfo Zginski in Passelwaithe, Wales in 1915. Rudolfo ignored holy water thrown on him; mirrors reflected his body; and a crucifix did not burn him. The egomaniac assumed he fooled the Judge and became compliant while observant Colby noticed the accused did not breathe nor had a pulse. He hid the corpse in what he believed was a safe place in his home state of Tennessee. From official release/information:
From back of book: When centuries-old vampire, Baron Rudolfo Zginski, was staked in Wales in 1915, the last thing he expected was to reawaken in Memphis, Tennessee, sixty years later. Reborn into a new world of simmering racial tensions, the cunning nosferatu realizes he must adapt quickly if he is to survive.
Zginski possesses all the powers of the undead, including the ability to sexually enslave anyone he chooses. Finding willing new victims is easy, which gives him the strength to track down a nest of teenage vampires in hopes of learning how his kind cope with this bizarre new era. But these young vampires' limited knowledge of their true nature comes strictly form movies and paperback novels.
Zginski offers to teach the young vampires the truth about their powers and forms an uneasy alliance with the teenagers. They must learn quickly, for there's a new drug on the street--a drug created to specifically target and destroy vampires. And as Zginski and his allies track the drug to its source, they may unwittingly be stepping into a fifty-year-old trap that can destroy them all.