Baen, Apr 2001, 24.00, 337 pp.
Richard d'Orleans became a vampire during the medieval times in Normandy. Richard knew almost from the start that he is not an evil person, but actually over the centuries loved (literally and figuratively) women.
In the present in Toronto, he goes by the name of Richard Dun. He has vowed to keep safe many a mortal including his godchildren but especially his beloved Stephanie married to CEO Luis Trujillo. When the emergency e-mail from Stephanie informs him that Alejandro found her, Richard immediately stops everything, including sleep, to fly to Texas to keep his beloved and her family safe. He is too late as everyone except maybe Michael is dead. He will track down the killer starting with Alejandro and enact vengeance, vampire style.
HIS FATHER'S SON is an entertaining vampiric who-done-it that that is reminiscent of the Forever Knight TV show. The story line is fast-paced and filled with action that is interrupted at times with flashback to Richard's past. These trips back through Richard's life provide insight into the character. Thus, the reader who wants action to the nth degree will feel a bit disoriented while those who relish deeper understanding of the hero will find the past enlightening. Nigel Bennett and P.N. Elrod have written an entertaining tale regardless of how much blood the reader desires to envision.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner