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Chicago's vampires are having a hard time. Previously seen as celebrities after
their revelation the tide is now turning. Merit and Ethan are called to a
clandestine meeting with Mayor Tate after a violent vampire rave left three
women missing and potentially dead. With Tate threatening to jail Ethan for the
crime, Merit investigates only to discover that things aren't quite what they
seem and that a deadly new drug is being used by the vampire
This is the fourth book in the Chicagoland Vampires series
(after Some Girls Bite, Friday Night Bites and Twice Bitten) which is one of my favourite urban fantasy series. At this point a
new reader could jump in, but they'd be missing a lot of backstory. The
storyline is great with tight pacing that builds the tension right up to the
shocking heartbreaking end. There are a lot of twists and turns and the mystery
is packed with red herrings.
Merit teams up with Red Guard member and
Grey house Guard Captain Jonah to investigate how and why the vampire raves
(essentially parties where vampires openly drink from willing humans) are
becoming deadly. Their investigation soon leads to a drug called V and gives
insight into a drug underworld. The storyline also has a political aspect as
Mayor Tate flexes his power as well as the presence of a GP member reviewing
Merit is growing more confident in her new life, although
she is still struggling with the possibility of joining the Red Guard. The
romance aspect of the story between Ethan and Merit has hit a crisis as Ethan
has managed to shatter Merit's trust in him. Although he spends the majority of
the book trying to make it up to her, the wounds he caused her mean she is
The usual supporting characters all return, with Mallory
busy with her Sorcery apprenticeship while Merit's grandfather, Jeff and Catcher
all assisting Merit from the law enforcement side.
All in all this was a
great read and I'm looking forward to Drink Deep.
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