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All the official reports say they are dead—extinct since the late ’80s, when a fed named Arkeley nailed the last vampire in a fight that nearly killed him. But Arkeley knows what most people don’t: there is one left. In an abandoned asylum she is rotting, plotting, and biding her time in a way that only the undead can. When state trooper Laura Caxton calls the FBI looking for help in the middle of the night, it is Arkeley who gets the assignment. Caxton is out of her league on this case and more than a little afraid, but the fed made it plain that there is only one way out. But the worst thing is the feeling that the vampires want more than just her blood. They want her for a reason, one she can’t guess…a reason her sphinxlike partner knows but won’t say…a reason she has to find out—or die trying. Now there are only 13 bullets between the living and the damned.
©2007 David Wellington (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

“In 13 Bullets, David Wellington focuses his ample powers of imagination on modernizing the vampire legend. The result is a charming, funny, bloody, and best of all, thrilling adventure. FBI vampire hunters Caxton and Arkeley make an electric duo. Thwarting them at every turn from within the walls of a maximum security prison, ringleader Malvern is a diabolical cross between Hannibal Lecter and one of Anne Rice's ancients.” (Sarah Langan, author of The Keeper)
“Lace collars and kerchiefs are nowhere to be found in this breakneck, blood-spattered, totally original vampire novel. Breathless, exciting and totally kick ass.” (B. H. Fingerman, author of Bottomfeeder)
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By Jim "The Impatient" on 10-20-16


This is a vampire masterpiece, a sleeper, a character driven classic. This book was published in 2007 and took some reviewer hits because the main character is a lesbian. The recording was made in 2010. That was only six years ago, but it seems gayness was more disturbing to some, more than heads being cut off, humans being eaten alive, half deads killing people and vampires. IF YOUR DONE PISSING ON MY SHOES.

The story starts right off with the action, with one of the best beginnings to any book I have ever read. It gave me PROUD FLESH. These are not good looking ripped or beautiful vampires. These are bald headed, shark teethed vampires. There is a lot of action, but also character building. I thought the whole thing was smartly done.

There is about a two to three hour lag in the late middle. There is some paranormal activity. There is a sort of dreamy scene. I could have done without some of that, but it is a small part of the whole. I used to live in Pennsylvania and part of the country where this takes place, but I had never heard of PennsylTucky before, but I know what the author is talking about.

Wellington does a great job of showing how vampires manipulate people and how they get into your head. WE WANT YOU TO KILL YOURSELF. Don't let the cover hold you back. I almost did that and I almost did that with Patient Zero, which turned out to be one of my favorite books. Zombie fans should enjoy this book.

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By Dan on 04-25-13

Waste of time. Could not finish this book.

David Wellington's Overwinter and Frostbite were great. This read like someone else wrote the book.Save your money.

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