Blood Street by Carl Alves
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
What an unexpected treat! When you read the description of this book it appears to have a rather odd combination of mob crime drama, FBI detective mystery, and vampire romance. I was interested in the vampire part, but wasn't completely sold on how these two things would mix. Lucky for me, it really ended up becoming a quickly addictive story.
The book begins with an introduction to the mafia. Enzo is the head of this city's organized crime and he gets drawn into the paranormal element after a rather gruesome murder of one of his men. A vampire "brood" is living right under Enzo's nose and he didn't even know it. Alexei is the troublemaker in that vampire house who no longer feels like he should hide from the humans. While the rest of his vampire family seems to be at least a little bit law abiding, no one can hold back Alexei.
Obviously, an escalation in killings in an organized crime area is bound to attract the attention of the FBI. Somehow, the FBI ends up in an uneasy alliance with Enzo to stop these murders. The dynamic in the story was compelling enough to rope in even the most skeptical reader. Everyone in the story ends up learning and changing in the most unexpected ways and it really keeps you on your toes. If you are interested in reading a strongly written vampire story that will take you to some new and exciting places, this book is definitely worth a read.
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