Blood Price Paperback – Oct 7 2004
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Something is stalking the streets of Toronto at night, tearing out throats and draining bodies of blood. After Vicki discovers the first body in a subway station, she is reunited with Mike Celluci, the primary homicide detective on the case, who she hasn't seen in the eight months since she resigned from the force. These two can't seem to talk to each other for long without yelling, but underneath all the anger, they still hold a deep affection for one another.
Vicki quickly begins to believe that the killer is far from human, but Mike stubbornly refuses to believe in a supernatural possibility. The media has started crying vampire, which is where Henry Fitzroy comes in. He has long since learned to survive without killing, and happily co-exists with the 3 million citizens of Toronto. However, the vampire frenzy the media has created is exactly what Henry doesn't want, for it is more than likely to bring about his demise.
Vicki and Henry meet under less than ideal circumstances when Vicki comes across Henry leaning over the newest mutilated body.Read more ›
The characters are interesting and promise to become more so as the series continues. The plot is well thought out and exciting.
This is a thriller, not a mystery as the culprit is known from the beginning. The interest comes from how the problem is solved and in the development of the characters. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
Vicki Nelson is going blind and because of her degenerative eye disease has had to leave her job with the Toronto police department. Now a private investigator the headstrong and intelligent P.I tackles most of her cases during daylight hours when she has some amount of reliable vision. One night however while waiting at the subway station she stumbles upon a murder victim and is immediately wrapped up in case beyond her wildest expectations. The case forces Vicki to call upon ex partner (and sometimes lover) Mike Celluci as well as befriending the 450 year old illegitimate son of King Henry VIII, a gorgeous vampire who makes a living writing historic romance novels.
The three main characters diverse personalities play well off each other and ooze sexual tension throughout. And even though all the love scenes are fade-to-black I surprisingly enjoyed having to use my imagination in a time when all books get down and dirty in vivid detail. Huff has also given us the advantage of multiple POV's within this story and I especially enjoyed Henry's numerous flashbacks, taking us back to when he was turned and his many adventures and lost loves after. I also liked the fact that this takes place in the real (Canadian!Read more ›
Vicki is an ex cop turned private investigator who had to leave the police force because she is losing her night vision. One night at the subway station Vicki finds a murdered body, and even though she has left the force, she feels compelled to investigate this crime (and it helps that she is finally hired to investigate the crime). While investigating she meets Henry, a romance writer who is also a vampire. Henry has his own reasons to investigate the crime. Vicki is unable to see at night. Henry is unable to go out during the day. They both have to work together to discover the murderer.
I do not want to give too much away, but if you are looking for a good vampire series, give this one a try. You will not be disappointed. If you would like the exact order of the series, it is Blood Price, Blood Trail, Blood Lines, Blood Pact and Blood Debt. This book and the entire series gets five stars!
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It is lots of fun to see a cranky ex cop, scary doings and a tired old vampire who lives in an apartment in downtown Toronto. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Richard Schwindt
Read all the books and have a great time. You will want more. Then watch the Blood Ties tv series. ( 2 seasons)Published 22 months ago by louise smith
This is one of the best books I have read in a while. I couldn't put it down!!Published on Aug. 15 2008 by ap236
The storyline is different, and lightly entertaining. I wouldn't call it a page-turner, but it is a nice diversion. Read morePublished on Dec 13 2003 by J. Martin
Vicki Nelson, an ex-homicide detective, now a private investigator has a lot of problems. She is losing her sight, she is facing an ancient force of evil and Mike Celluci, her... Read morePublished on Oct. 11 2003 by Michael Valdivielso
After getting hooked on the "Dresden Files" books by Jim Butcher, I sought others in the same genre. Read morePublished on Aug. 21 2003
I originally submitted this review in 1997 (before Amazon.com created the About You Page) and am resubmitting it under my public account as directed by Amazon. Read morePublished on Dec 19 2002 by Barks Book Nonsense
Something is stalking the streets of Toronto. Several victims are found with their throats torn out. Read morePublished on Sept. 18 2002 by Moe811