Book Review: Dying Bites by: DD Barant


St. Martin's Paperback

Publish Date:
June 30, 2009


Mass Market Paperback

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Amazon / Barnes & Noble

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…

Review: Jace is pulled into another universe out of the blue and now has to face the reality of golems, lycanthropes, and hemovores (vampires). She's given the task of finding a serial killer attacking non-humans by the NSA before she can be sent home.

I really liked the author's style of writing and finished the book in one sitting. Jace is a tough, kick-butt investigator in her own universe and, even though she's given no time to adjust, she's one in this universe, too. I think Jace comes off as a complex character and she's throw into a situation that would make most people beg for a rubber room, but deals with it with strength and (some) grace.

The book made me laugh out loud, sniffle in sympathy, and root for the Jace the entire way. Definitely going to read the second book!

The Bloodhound Files: Dying Bites (1), Death Blows (2), Killing Rocks (3), Better Off Undead (4)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review, sounds like a book I might enjoy.


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