The Price of a Good Drink: A Lawson Vampire Short Story by Jon F. Merz
A cynical, wise-cracking vampire charged with protecting the Balance - the secret existence of a race of LIVING vampires that have evolved alongside humanity for thousands of years.
Part-spy, and part-commando -- James Bond with fangs. Lawson mixes shrewd cunning with unmatched lethality to get his job done. He tries his best to dismantle conspiracies, dispatch bad guys, and live long enough to get home.
In The Price of a Good Drink, a special short story that takes place between the end of the fourth book (The Syndicate) and the start of the special novella The Courier, Lawson heads to the airport in search of a good drink and finds something much more terrifying...