23 Hours

23 Hours

by David Wellington
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23 Hours by David Wellington

In the next 23 hours, there will be no reprieve,
no mercy, and no time off for good behavior.

When vampire hunter Laura Caxton is locked up in a maximum-security prison, the cop-turned-con finds herself surrounded by countless murderers and death-row inmates with nothing to lose . . . and plenty of time to kill.

Caxton’s always been able to watch her own back–even when it’s against a cell-block wall–but soon she learns that an even greater threat has slithered behind the bars to join her. Justinia Malvern, the world’s oldest living vampire, has taken up residence, and her strength grows by the moment as she raids the inmate population like an open bar with an all-you-can-drink supply of fresh blood. The crafty old vampire knows just how to pull Caxton’s strings, too, and she's issued an ultimatum that Laura can’t refuse.

Now Laura has just 23 hours to fight her way through a gauntlet of vampires, cons, and killers . . . 23 hours to make one last, desperate attempt at protecting the world from Justinia’s evil.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307452771
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 06/23/2009
Series: Laura Caxton Series , #4
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 528,269
Product dimensions: 5.28(w) x 8.04(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

DAVID WELLINGTON is the author of the Laura Caxton vampire series, including 13 Bullets, 99 Coffins, and Vampire Zero.

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23 Hours [With Earbuds] 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
amber_h_79 More than 1 year ago
David Wellington is my new favorite author! These 4 books are AMAZING! I love the new take on the vampires and the way that the plots roll and thicken. These books are not for someone who is looking for love or romace. I hope that he write more to this story. I can not wait to see what Malverin has in store for Laura....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading the previous books in the series, this novel was a let down. Caxton was infuriating and annoying . Gert kept me reading. Clara kept me reading. Actually, Clara was much more interesting than Caxton at this point.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
23 Hours is possibly the best novel in Wellington's Vampire series so far. One of the most interesting aspects of the series is Caxton's ways of overcoming the odds and thanks to the prison setting that really shines through in this novel. This also leads to some of the most entertaining and fleshed out new characters in the series so far. The endings to the previous novels felt abrupt and lacking but, 23 hours manages to end in a way that sets up perfectly for the later installments while leaving the reader satisfied yet ready for more action.
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MaryD66 More than 1 year ago
This book is one of the best books I have read in awhile. I highly recommend it!
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harstan More than 1 year ago
Former cop turned vampire slayer and convict Laura Caxton are incarcerated at the Marcy State Correctional Institution in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. The maximum security prison is double the intend population with over 1300 of the worst dregs of humanity residing there. Laura is unconcerned as she eats soup in the cafeteria because she expects attacks and deaths, but not hers. However, when she anticipated corpses she thought she would be the cause. Instead the prison has a special guest, the oldest known vampire Justinia Malvern who dines on the local population with plans to have Laura as her just dessert within 23 hours of the hunter's arrival. Each human Justina drains she also converts. This is a terrific violent Vengeful Vampire thriller (see Vampire Zero, 13 Bullets and 99 Coffins) with a fascinating final twist that will stun fans. The story line is fast-paced and filled with plenty of blood and gore as expected by those who read this series. They also expect a High Midnight showdown, which they get. Laura's killing sprees is a trademark of the saga but the tale avoids the overall feel of repetition due to her diabolically brilliant opponent. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not a romanticized vision of vampires. The vampires are most definitely not nice or romantic but if you enjoy reading about vampires in any realm, and you want good to triumph you will enjoy the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago