“A Stake in Murder” by Donald Allen Kirch
Kirch is once again, entertaining the masses with his latest release.
Anton Gerrold is the mortal name for a vampire (Aswang) who wants to feed. He’s been ‘killed’ before and is unfortunately, still around. When Special Agent Napoleon Hill finds out that Anton is still ‘alive,’ he is shocked but immediately jumps into action. He procures the help of Captain Darren Matheson—a nonbeliever of vampires—and mandates that reporter Sebastian Hemlock come to Los Angeles and help with the case before Anton can kill again.
Both Hill and Hemlock fought, found, and ‘killed’ Anton in Phoenix years prior and therefore, have experience in dealing with Aswang. Hill’s career as a reporter was ruined in Phoenix—thanks to Governor Lester Bach and his battle with Anton—and he has no desire to aid Hill now in another Anton debacle.
But desire for revenge is strong and Hemlock agrees to help. He goes to Los Angeles to face not only Anton but his ex-girlfriend, Karon Ramiko, who he is still in love with. Together with Matheson and Karon, Hemlock faces Anton again. Will any of them live to tell the story? And if they do, will the past repeat itself and will no one believe?
Kirch weaves a story that will leave you spellbound as you flip the pages. Great book! I can’t wait to see what Kirch does next!