Dying Bites: The Bloodhound Files
by D. D. Barant
Review by Beth Slater
St. Martin's Mass Market Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780312942588
Date: 30 June 2009 List Price $6.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Jace Valchek’s world has been turned upside down. Well, sort of. Parallel? Horizontal? Jace isn't quite sure where her world is, but she is in a world where nothing and everything is familiar. It does seem to be somewhat parallel, but in this one humans make up less than 1% of the population – but she, an FBI profiler who is able to track down killers whose minds are so twisted it's unbelievable, is one human that is necessary for the continued survival of this existence. At least, that's the line they are selling her. Who might "they" be? Vampires and werewolves and golems, oh my! Er, I mean, Mineral Americans… From official release/information:
Product Description: Her job description is the "tracking and apprehension of mentally-fractured killers." What this really means in FBI profiler Jace Valchek's brave new world--one in which only one percent of the population is human--is that a woman's work is never done. And real is getting stranger every day.
Jace has been ripped from her reality by David Cassius, the vampire head of the NSA. He knows that she's the best there in the business, and David needs her help in solving a series of gruesome murders of vampires and werewolves. David's world--one that also includes lycanthropes and golems--is one with little knowledge of mental illness. An insane serial killer is a threat the NSA has no experience with. But Jace does. Stranded in a reality where Bela Lugosi is a bigger box office draw than Bruce Willis and every full moon is Mardi Gras, Jace must now hunt down a fellow human before he brings the entire planet to the brink of madness. Or she may never see her own world again...
(Source: St. Martin's)