My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A police procedural, a paranormal, and an urban fantasy walk into a bar…
Caleb Jansen is an unregistered paranormal in a world where those with paranormal abilities have to register with the government. When he helps his sister-in-law reclaim his brother’s corpse from a demon that’s walked off in it, he’s possessed by a drakul–a vampire. He meets John Starkweather, a special agent with SPECTR, when John attempts to exorcise the demon.
What I liked about this are the different take on the vampire (she really did her research with that), the urban fantasy type world (set in Charleston; I don’t think I’ve ever read anything set in Charleston), and the flawed characters. In a matter of 127 pages, Hawk manages to create a world I can’t wait to go back to.
I read this in one, fast-paced sitting, and I’m really looking forward to reading the next in the series.