I really enjoyed this book. It was fast-paced, violent, suspenseful, and interesting. I know that vampires are the "it" thing at the moment but this story in nothing like what is popular right now. Joe Pitt, the main character, is no romantic vamp seducing ladies and taking them back to his gigantic house/mansion to sweep them off their feet before he feeds. These vampires are more of the seedy underground type. I will definitely be picking up the next in the series since Houston seems to have opened up a possibility for a lot of different story lines.