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by Kevin D. Randle

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Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
At the start of Randle's competent if predictable police paranormal set in anywhere U.S.A., journalist Tom Johnson has just shot Linda Miller, a sexy, ancient Romanian vampire, in the forehead. Tom explains to the cops, who arrive immediately on the scene, that Linda was about to sink her fangs into his girlfriend, Sarah Hartwell, who's lying unconscious on the floor. Tom urges the officers, as they haul him off to jail on a murder charge, to burn Linda's body to destroy the virus that makes her a vampire. Police captain Steve Mitchell finds Tom's vampire claims hard to believe, until a fame-seeking pathologist's theft of Linda's body leads to her regeneration. Some readers may wish the focus was less on stock hero Tom and more on the elusive Linda, who exudes a spunky alien vibe, perhaps not surprisingly since Randle is the author of Crash: When UFOs Fall from the Sky. (Dec.)

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Vampyr? 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Reporter Tom Johnson shoots Romanian vampiress Linda Miller in the forehead. Almost immediately after he fires the gun, cops arrive. He explains to the police that Linda was about to bite into the jugular vein of his unconscious girlfriend, Sarah Hartwell. As the police arrest him for murder, Tom pleads with the police officers to burn Miller's corpse so she can never come back as he insists this is the best way to destroy the vampire virus that infected her. Police captain Steve Mitchell scorns Tom's fantasy as he assumes the culprit is either seeking an insanity plea or trying to destroy the evidence. Thus Mitchell is shocked when the coroner steals Linda's body, but instead of a corpse, she has returned to "life" while the pathologist is found dead. This is an engaging paranormal police procedural due ironically to the lively Linda although Tom is the star. Whereas the villainess is a fresh and perky vampire, the hero is somewhat stereotypical. With a nod to McGavin's Kolchak the Night Stalker original movie, fans will enjoy this Vampyr? thriller anticipating a "crash" between Miller and Johnson. Harriet Klausner