Jude, who is not named after the song contrary to popular belief, has lived in the beautiful state of Arizona since he was a boy... which was a long time ago. He has held such varied jobs as a ticket taker at a movie theater all the way up to an assistant manager at that same theater. He's held a bevy of other jobs to boot. Most recently, he has abused the concept of nepotism by working at his brother's restaurant in Tucson.
on March 21, 2014 :
Tom Reidy is a monster hunter for the Vatican, on the trail of something that is eating children off the street. He starts to follow a couple of goth kids that could be vampires or could be possible victims. But when the kids decide to steal alcohol from the creepy shop, their worst nightmares are about to come true unless Tom can save them...
I really enjoyed this story. I liked the information given about Tom and his job, which sets the scene for why he thinks the boy is a vampire and why he hates them so much. Tom is tough, resourceful but prone to mistakes in his work, as Giselle reminds him, and comes over as a likable guy who'd you'd want to be close to if trouble is near. His phone interaction with Giselle the f-bomb dropping nun is funny and I certainly hope that we get to meet her in future books.
It takes a bit to get to the meat of the story(pardon the pun) but I never found it boring because we find out a few bits and pieces about Tom and the missing kids as we follow the targets. As soon as we get to the creepy store with the dreadful smell, the fun begins! The trapdoor opens and down into a maze full of zombies we go! Imagine being in the semi-dark with bloodthirsty zombies wanting to rip you apart while you try to avoid them and find a way out. That's as much as I'm going to say about the plot as I don't want to spoil this story for you. It was full of tension and zombie attacks which I always find enjoyable, and the author does a good job of keeping you interested in what was going on. This was well thought out and constructed and it delivered perfectly in my opinion.
I certainly want to read more about Tom and his adventures and I look forward to reading more by the author when available. I'd recommend this one for fans of paranormal thrillers and those who like some scary zombie action!
(review of free book)