"Vampire Syndrome" by Daven Anderson
Jack Wendell is a person with Down's Syndrome and a Gold Medal Special Olympics runner! He is bit one night by a rabid vampire and the adventure begins there.
Jack finds there is a world that he never knew about but in books and that wasn't even right. There are vampires who are human and then there are vampires who are alien called, "Pures."
Now, the human vampires have a rule that any vampire which is mentally handicapped is put to death.
So, needless to say, Jack is on the run for his life from a merciless venerator, (vampire law-keeper) Damien.
What makes it more confusing for Jack is that Damien's wife, Lilith, is the Vampire President!
She wants to save Jack but Damien wants Jack DEAD!
Now, Lilith is not all warm and loving... no way! She is just as twisted and ruthless as her husband, Damien. They have a small love and big hate relationship. Damien and Lilith are constantly one-upping each other. Damien with his mistress and Lilith with her covertly hiding Jack. The powerplay between these unsavory characters was vicious.
Damien can't get Jack so he calls in the "Big Guns" from Romania to catch him called Zetania! She is an accomplished venerator and very skilled to bring Jack in.
However, what Damien does not know is that Zetania is working on the slide for Lilith...
How can Jack survive? Will he be able to change the world of human vampires? Will he make them accept him the way he is?
"Vampire Syndrome" by Daven Anderson is a ground-breaking and unbelievable vampire story.
I was taken aback at how he was able to actually capture Jack's thought process so clearly. I have a brother who is mentally handicapped and the words and actions were so similar, it was like my brother was talking.
I also thought Jack was the only hero of the book. The vampires were so twisted on either side and Jack was the only light to make both sides come together.
I was amazed by some of the action sequences because they were so well detailed and scripted. Mr. Anderson's writing is well-thought out and kept moving. There was something on each page of my Kindle that made me want to hit the arrow button to the other page. I was spellbound by "Vampire Syndrome."
The point of view was textbook and easy to read. Mr. Anderson depicted word pictures that made my imagination fly. The characters were three-dimensional and fluid. Critically, I thought the book to be almost perfect.
However, please be aware "Vampire Syndrome" is an ADULT read.
Nevertheless, if you are a Paranormal Fan like me and want a pioneering, innovative and action packed vampire story, "Vampire Syndrome" is for you!
For this and so much more, I give Daven Anderson's "Vampire Syndrome" a hearty five star rating!
(reviewed the day of purchase)