Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Review: Blood and Bullets by James R Tuck
Blood and Bullets is the first book in the Deacon Chalk, Occult Bounty Hunter series by James R Tuck and an Urban Fantasy from Kensington.
He lives to kill monsters. He keeps his city safe. And his silver hollow-points and back from the dead abilities help him take out any kind of supernatural threat. But now an immortal evil has this bad ass bounty hunter dead in its sights...
Ever since a monster murdered his family, Deacon Chalk hunts any creature that preys on the innocent. So when a pretty vampire girl ‘hires’ him to eliminate a fellow slayer, Deacon goes to warn him - and barely escapes a vampire ambush.
Now he’s got a way inexperienced newbie hunter to protect and everything from bloodsuckers to cursed immortals on his trail. There’s also a malevolent force controlling the living and the undead, hellbent on turning Deacon’s greatest loss into the one weapon that could destroy him...
One time tattoo artist and family man, Deacon Chalk’s whole world fell apart when his wife and children were slaughtered by a supernatural monster. Now he has devoted what remains of his life to hunting and killing any monster he comes across.
When a vampire tries to hire him to kill another hunter - Deacon sets out to find the guy and let him know the vamps have put a bounty on his head. What he finds is an ambush.
The hunter is a newbie, untrained and nervous - and under the impression that Deacon is a vampire. First things, first. Deacon has to get the two of them to safety.
Now Deacon is determined to find out who tried to have him killed. His search leads him to vampire dance club - which leads him to a vampiress older than any Deacon has gone up against before.
It’s going to take all of Deacon’s considerable skill to walk away from this encounter alive...
Deacon Chalk is the sh*t. I can’t wait to read more in this series.
I give Blood and Bullets 4 out of 5 stars.
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Kensington (February 1, 2012)