As the concluding volume of this highly acclaimed series opens, Joe has spent a year splashing around in the city's sewer system, protecting the perimeters of the ground on which his love, Evie, now lives.
Above ground, Manhattan's Vampyre clans have at last abandoned any claims on civility and have finally sprung fully for each others' throats. But as Vampyre civil war rages, Joe is tracked down by an old acquaintance and pulled back to the surface. At last, the many questions that have driven him will be put to rest - and the many friends and foes who have defined his world will either be put in the ground or will claw their way to survival.
The carefully maintained peace is forgotten. When the stakes are this high, there can be no neutrality - only winners and losers. But when the blood stops flowing, what side will Joe Pitt be on? I've rated at this as one of the most absolutely compelling series I've read in the last few years, they are uttetly addictive hard boiled noir meets streetwise vampire novels, miles removed from Interview With the Vampire of Twilight.
"One of the most remarkable prose stylists to emerge from the noir tradition in this century," Stephen King.
"The terse, hard-boiled prose and characters contain shades of Raymond Chandler, Hunter S. Thompson, and Quentin Tarantino, but are wholly original," the Washington Post.
Orbit, paperback, 300 pages, published December 2009
Author: Charlie Huston
Also in this series (in order): Already Dead, No Dominion, Half the Blood of Brooklyn and Every Last Drop