The Last Vampire

The Last Vampire

by Whitley Strieber
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The Last Vampire by Whitley Strieber

She lives.

Miriam Blaylock's insatiable hunger has never ceased. Her incomparable beauty has made her a legend among the Keepers. Her many lovers have come and gone, crumbling into ash and nothingness. She knows the secrets of civilization, and the mysteries of life. In the hollow soul of her mother she has witnessed the agony of undeath.

For centuries she has gained the wisdom of God and the wit of the Devil. For centuries she has traveled the world undetected. For centuries she has felt safe. Until now.

For Miriam Blaylock, immortality is a thing of the past.

He watches.

Vampires. Interpol agent Paul Ward knows of them: he has battled and cleansed continents of their exquisite poison. He orchestrated the extermination of an ancient lair in Bangkok, obtained their sacred Book of Names, and knows where they hide and when they feast. He knows their weaknesses. And what's more, he knows his own...it's Miriam Blaylock. Elusive and toxic, she has escaped his complex network of hunters for years. Seductive and cunning, she has become his obsession.

And now each has set a trap for the other.

Now, predator is about to become prey. Killer to become lover. Good and evil will become inexorably entwined. The endgame begins for the last vampire.

The eternal heroine of Whitley Strieber's classic novel The Hunger, Miriam Blaylock returns in The Last Vampire — a new tale of stunning invention and mounting suspense that goes as deep into the dark as a nightmare.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439173299
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 05/26/2009
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 0.92(w) x 5.00(h) x 8.00(d)

About the Author

Whitley Strieber is widely known for his bestselling account of his own close encounter, Communion: A True Story, and has produced a television special based on Confirmation for NBC. He is also the author of the vampire novels The Hunger, The Last Vampire, and Lilith's Dream, and is the new host of his own radio program, Dreamland, founded by Art and Ramona Bell. His website — the world's most popular site featuring topics at the edge of science and culture — is www.unknowncountry.com.

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The Last Vampire 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
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*The Hunger* remains one of only a handful of vampire novels that truly frightened me. It was original and stylish. I wish I could say the same for the sequel. *The Last Vampire* contains some good ideas. I liked the descriptions of and insight into the society of the Keepers, and learning more about their biology and history. But parts of this novel were inconsistent with the first, and I don't know if this was done on purpose by the author, or was simply a result of sloppiness. Did Streiber READ *The Hunger* before embarking upon a sequel? The ending is also, sadly, unsatisfying, paving the way for another sequel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
From the moment I read the first page I couldn't put it down. This opened a whole new different history and versions of the vampire 'myth' that has ever been written. It hooks you from beginning to end, and keeps you wanting more, I had to read it twice. Truly an exceptional book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I felt this was an excellent novel. It was spellbinding and kept ones attention from beginning to end. Personally, I felt there could have been a better ending, however, the ending wasn't a bad ending. For those that have read Anne Rice's vampire trilogys, The Last Vampire, in my opinion is some what of a let down. As I am some what biased in favor of Anne Rice's writing I can understand how others might not agree. I can accept that disagreement. Once again I highly recommend this book as I've given it a four star rating.
harstan More than 1 year ago
They self proclaimed themselves the Keepers because they are responsible for the evolutionary advances and population increases of mankind. They look at humanity as prey to eat when the hunger becomes impossible to ignore. Mostly, they hide their identities from their food source because they know that their victims would hunt them down if they knew the truth and death could occur if the assailant knows how to perform the act properly.

CIA Agent Paul Ward knows about the Keepers since he realized one of them killed his father. Miriam Blaylock is a unique Keeper who appreciates the modern age conveniences developed by her human counterparts. When Paul and Miriam become aware of one another, they take turns becoming predators and prey until a unique development occurs that shocks everyone in the know.

Over a decade ago Whitley Streiber published the ¿The Hunger¿ and finally gifts his fans with the sequel, THE LAST VAMPIRE, which holds up well when compared to the classic first tale. Readers understand Miriam and actually empathize with her needs that make her a killer. The obsessed Paul is trapped inside a mental war between his desires and his need for vengeance. Mr. Streiber remains an excellent teller of horror tales and belongs with the elite of the genre.

Harriet Klausner