Review: The Vampire Hunters – Scott M. Baker
Drake Matthews is a former cop who loves what he does. He fights for justice and makes sure the undead remain dead. With his trusty sidekick, Alison Monroe, by his side, he’s at the top of the world. Unfortunately, the Boston police department doesn’t feel the same way he does.
Drake’s a thorn in their side they can do without. With his unruly shenanigans in making sure to do away with vampires, he’s become a sort of celebrity amongst the men in blue. They’re aware of his notoriety and would do anything to curb his antics at every turn. Sadly, that’s easier said than done.
His need to eliminate the undead, once and for all, cost him and Alison their jobs. Yet Drake is unwilling to admit defeat and he sure as heck will not let them win. Granted, there’s a good many out there that would like to see him dead, but that’s a luxury he will never give them.
Unexpectedly hired to take out a nest of the undead, Drake thinks he’s hit the jackpot. In his mind, he can kill two birds with one stone and rid the city of those pesky vampires. Things might be going dandy for the two of them, but they’re not even close in deciphering as to who the nest’s master is. At times, he wonders if it would be best to give up, to let things be and move on. Yet something deep inside keeps him from doing just that.
A lead on who the master might be lands him and Alison in the seat of trouble. Part of him wonders if the two of them will get out of things unscathed. Yet he knows he can’t let things lie as they are. He needs to know who’s pulling their strings if they’re to succeed with the mission they’ve been given. As tensions mount and the body count rises, Drake knows he’ll need to find a solution to the problem, fast. Someone’s definitely out to get him and whoever it is isn’t afraid to make that fact known. One way or another, he’ll need to set all wrongs to right if he’s to save his beloved city in the long run.
This was one of those books that you just can’t put down. Fast paced and full of action, the story hooks you in from the moment you flip the first page. Granted, there’s a lot of violence within its pages, but it’s definitely a story that keeps you engaged. This isn’t your ordinary vampire story, mind you. Each twist and turn will keep you captivated until the very end. It’s a book that’s very much worth reading.
Modern day vampire hunters wage a brutal battle against the undead in the nation’s capital.
As former Boston cops, Drake Matthews and Alison Monroe thought they had experienced it all… until they found themselves tracking down a serial killer who turned out to be one of the undead. Stopping him cost them their careers and almost their lives.
Thanks to an influential and anonymous benefactor, Drake and Alison find a new job ridding the streets of Washington D.C. of the vampiric threat terrorizing the nation’s capital.
Only this time, Drake and Alison are not facing a single vampire but an entire nest led by Ion Zielenska, one of history’s most evil and twisted masters. As the vampires indiscriminately prey on humans, seeing them as nothing more than food to satiate their hunger, they create a wave of violence that threatens to engulf the city.
Orchestrating the carnage is Antoinette Varela, the mistress of the nest, whose vendetta against the hunters is personal.
About The Author:
Born and raised in Everett, Massachusetts (just outside of Boston), Scott M. Baker has spent the last twenty-two years living in northern Virginia. He has authored several short stories, including “Dead Water”, “Rednecks Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things”, “Cruise of the Living Dead”, “Deck the Malls with Bowels of Holly” (an alcoholic mall Santa battles zombie reindeer), and “Denizens.” His two latest short stories – “The Last Flight of The Bismarck,” about steampunk zombies, and “The Hunger,” a tale of cannibalism during a zombie outbreak – will both be released later this year in anthologies being published by Knighwatch Press.
Scott’s first zombie novel, Rotter World, which details the struggle between humans and vampires during a zombie apocalypse, was released by Permuted Press in April 2012. He has also authored The Vampire Hunters trilogy, which has been published by Pill Hill Press and received excellent reviews from Famous Monsters of Filmland and Fangoria, among others. Scott has finished his fifth novel, Yeitso, a homage to the monster movies of the 1950s set in northern New Mexico, which is currently with a publisher, and is wrapping up his sixth novel, Hell Gates, the first in a series of young adult novels set in a world in which the realms of Hell and earth have merged.
When he is not busy writing, Scott can either be found relaxing on his back deck with a cup of iced coffee, or doting on the four house rabbits that live with him.
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