Mike Sullivan is a rookie cop in late nineteenth-century Los
Angeles. There are only seventy officers on the squad, and they still ride
horses on patrol. The city population reaches over one million, and crime
increases with the growth; but Mike is a cop, ready to face any foe. Or so he
When the Adelaide docks at San Pedro and off-loads two
bodies that weren't on the manifest the L.A. force is placed on alert. An old
sailor tells Mike that the deaths were the work of a vampire who rounded the
horn on this last voyage of the season. Mike is skeptical until the sailor
pulls out a copy of Bram Stoker's Dracula and suggests that Mike might find
answers in there.
As Mike delves deeper into the mystery he is distracted: by
his mother's serious illness and his love for Jennifer Fitzgerald, the woman he
hopes to marry. But he must set all this aside. Having finished the book, Mike
realizes that the old sailor is right: a vampire hunts the streets of Los
Angeles. Conventional police work and his skill with his firearms will no
longer be enough. But what will it take to get his fellow officers to believe
and how will Mike protect those he loves from the horrors of night when L. A. Screams?
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Published May 30, 2013
Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime.