The Strain

The Strain
The Strain #1
Guillermo Del Toro & Chuck Hogan
Thriller
3 Stars
Epub 353 Pages

vampires are real, but leaving humanity alone for the most part. One vampire decides to change things. He hooks up with a rich, dying guy in America. Flies over to NY and starts a chain reaction of vampire turnings as the first step in a war to take out humanity. Focuses on a guy from the CDC [Center for Disease Control] and turns this into a medical/virus thriller. Vampires do their thing with some parasitic thing. Made it real interesting and looking forward to more in the series.

Vamps, vamps, everywhere the vamps. Cronin’s “the Passage”, Shan’s “Cirque Du Freak” series, Meyer’s abomination, everywhere you turn, it is vampires stacked upon vampires.

Thankfully, this is a good old horror/thriller with lots of death and destruction. With some pseudo-medical science thrown in, you can even pretend this might actually be real [just like radiation for the fans of the 50-70’s, it could make ANYTHING happen].

Looking forward to the next book and finding out more about the Vampire Lords.

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