Nightmare by Stephen Leather

Posted on 15th May 2012 in Reviews

When we last left hard-boiled and supernaturally-inclined PI Jack Nightingale (in Nightmare‘s prequel Midnight) he’d met with the demon Proserpine to discuss her numerous and quite flagrant attempts to kill him. That meeting had concluded with something of an uncomfortable revelation for Jack, and a realisation that he really needed to stop trying to read the intentions and guesswork of the otherworldly and diabolically-evil-influenced party-set.

Nightmare, the third book in the series, opens at a rapid pace. Leather is an author adept at getting his readers turning the pages of his books eagerly, and there’s little time for dallying around here. So it is that Jack’s pulled from his flat by the police, who seem to perpetually flick between both needing and deploring him in some way or other, and carted off swiftly to assist them with their enquiries. Click here to read more.. »

Blood Oath by Christopher Farnsworth

Posted on 18th July 2011 in Reviews

Christopher Farnsworth’s Blood Oath is a fast-paced and supernaturally-charged action horror-thriller that introduces us to government vampire Nathaniel Cade, and his ongoing duty to protect the people and interests of the United States. There are powerful forces of evil at work around the globe, and it’s Cade’s duty to take care of things too dangerous, or secret, for mere mortals to become embroiled in.

The book opens in a remote, ex-East European Bloc state where we’re soon introduced to Cade and his powers. We’re also given a hint of even greater things afoot, but not full disclosure, at this junction. As throughout the book, secrets lurk at the periphery. Some of these are revealed gradually, others remain buried in enigma. Click here to read more.. »