Someone is sending vampires into feeding frenzies by
poisoning the artificial blood supply. Nocturn Affairs, a
special branch of the police department designated to
handle supernatural incidents, has been called in. Alex
Menkaure and his partner, Marcus, hope to uncover the
culprits even as tensions are rising between humans and
vampires. They may have to pull out every one of their
own supernatural powers (as well as a few tricks from
their days with UMBRA, a former secretive government
group) if they hope to have any chance of saving the
Miami area from descending into complete anarchy.
A pharaoh/mummy! I practically squealed with joy when I
read the blurb for GRAVEYARD SHIFT as I had high hopes
that we'd get a taste of something a little different
from other vampire tales. I've been a fan of vampire
stories since discovering Anne Rice in my teenage years
but the idea of throwing in a pharaoh and some Egyptian
mythology had my heart all a pitter patter. Michael F.
Haspil didn't disappoint, either, as GRAVEYARD SHIFT is
as gritty, dark, and fast paced as I had hoped.
GRAVEYARD SHIFT is the first book in a new series that
promises to be much different from the stereotypical
vampire stories. Not only is the main character a former
pharaoh and an actual mummy, but Michael F. Haspil goes
straight for the jugular with the political shenanigans
threatening to decimate Miami. We are plunged headlong
into the darkness underlying each political faction that
is at war for the direction the city (and ultimately the
world). I can't wait to see where Michael F. Haspil takes
us in future books as I'm definitely going along for the
Police procedurals go supernatural in this gritty urban
fantasy debut by Michael F. Haspil in Graveyard Shift
Alex Menkaure, former pharaoh and mummy, and his vampire
partner, Marcus, born in ancient Rome, are vice cops in a
special Miami police unit. They fight to keep the streets
safe from criminal vampires, shape-shifters, bootleg
blood-dealers, and anti-vampire vigilantes.
When poisoned artificial blood drives vampires to murder,
the city threatens to tear itself apart. Only an unlikely
alliance with former opponents can give Alex and Marcus a
fighting chance against an ancient vampire conspiracy.
If they succeed, they'll be pariahs, hunted by everyone. If
they fail, the result will be a race-war bloodier than any
the world has ever seen.