I liked the book, and couldn't help but give it a 5. But when it comes to vampire stories, I'm fairly easy to please. Films, books, comics, stories . . . I find them all thrilling and exciting. That despite my intense disgust for other forms of bloody movies and books. So, please take this review with a grain (or pound) of salt. <grin>
Jack is the "hero" of the story, a vampire living in New York who must do his evil deed every couple of days. As other commentators have stated, he has little if any problem with his continuous killing, as a decent vampire should. His prey tend to be strong, young, gay men who are immediately attracted to this mysterious, strong, blonde, blue-eyed Adonis. Often the death scenes (of which there are many) become an erotic journey whereby Jack is fulfilled in two respects before his prey often happily sink into oblivion. So if you're looking for a gay erotic horror story, this might be right for you.
I will be honest and say that I was actually a little unsure of any real plot when I finished the book. Yes, it does lay the groundwork for a sequel, but of what? We got a brief glimpse into the life and past of Jack, which was interesting for the most part. But I saw little leading up to the end and the potential transfer of center stage to another "hero" in a sequel. It would have been much better if there were stronger ties between Jack and the few remaining characters alive at the end of the book.
A wild read, which I enjoyed immensely. To everyone else - take your chances!