ImaJinn, Apr 2002, 13.75, 294 pp.
After warning him about his unorthodox behavior on cases, Nikolena assigns Alex “Drago” Dargovich the Enforcer with eliminating a threat to their vampire race. Drago is to determine whether half-breed Dhampir Marya Jaks, daughter of a vampire hunter, lives or dies. Marya being a Dhampir has the innate ability to locate bloodsuckers and if she could become a slayer of the undead, Drago must eliminate her. After meeting her, Drago grants her life.
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Drago returns to Paris, but is shocked when Marya leaves a message on his voice mail that she will kill him. Apparently another vampire has persuaded Marya that Drago changed his mind about her. No longer willing to wait for Drago to carry out his revised sentencing, Marya plans to take action. However, Drago never changed his decision. Someone wants one of them permanently dead and if this duo fails to communicate that assailant will succeed.
Who needs Anne Rice when they you have AFTERIMAGE, the second novel in Jaye Roycraft's vampire tales (see DOUBLE IMAGE) is an exciting supernatural romance that provides a refreshing look at the undead. The story line is loaded with action and plenty of bite as the lead couple is wary and mistrustful yet falling in love with one another. Supernatural romance readers and vampire lovers will enjoy this novel and look joyfully forward to more fables set in the Roycraft universe. This is one novel that is perfect in every, something few books are.
The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner