Cherie Priest - BloodshotPublisher: Spectra; Original edition (January 25, 2011) | Language: English | ISBN-10: 0345520602 | EPUB + MOBI | 384 pages | 2.3 mb + 0.9 mb
Locus Award winner (Boneshaker, 2009) Priest makes her first foray into urban fantasy with a new series starring undead flapper and high-class thief Raylene Pendle. Being a vampire just means quick healing and useful supernatural abilities as far as Raylene is concerned. She manages to stay out of vampire politics, living alone and working mostly for humans, until a blind vampire shows up and asks for her help in locating the records of the government experiments that left him permanently handicapped. Within moments of accepting the job, Ray is being tailed by government agents, and someone seems to be casing her warehouse, where she stashes goods she cant move and lets two homeless kids crash. Priest writes a fast-paced mix of caper novel and thriller that features realistically flawed characters (vampire and human). Plenty of action and a fairly high body count (mostly bad guys) make this a good suggestion for fans of Christopher Farnsworths Blood Oath (2010) and other crime readers who dont mind a few vampires.