Already Dead: A Novel

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Random House Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - Fiction - 288 pages
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Those stories you hear? The ones about things that only come out at night? Things that feed on blood, feed on us? Got news for you: they’re true. Only it’s not like the movies or old man Stoker’s storybook. It’s worse. Especially if you happen to be one of them. Just ask Joe Pitt.

There’s a shambler on the loose. Some fool who got himself infected with a flesh-eating bacteria is lurching around, trying to munch on folks’ brains. Joe hates shamblers, but he’s still the one who has to deal with them. That’s just the kind of life he has. Except afterlife might be better word.

From the Battery to the Bronx, and from river to river, Manhattan is crawling with Vampyres. Joe is one of them, and he’s not happy about it. Yeah, he gets to be stronger and faster than you, and he’s tough as nails and hard to kill. But spending his nights trying to score a pint of blood to feed the Vyrus that’s eating at him isn’t his idea of a good time. And Joe doesn’t make it any easier on himself. Going his own way, refusing to ally with the Clans that run the undead underside of Manhattan–it ain’t easy. It’s worse once he gets mixed up with the Coalition–the city’s most powerful Clan–and finds himself searching for a poor little rich girl who’s gone missing in Alphabet City.

Now the Coalition and the girl’s high-society parents are breathing down his neck, anarchist Vampyres are pushing him around, and a crazy Vampyre cult is stalking him. No time to complain, though. Got to find that girl and kill that shambler before the whip comes down . . . and before the sun comes up.


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Half-baked

User Review  - Kitkat3ny - Borders

This story just didn't grab me. The concept of this story was good but the delivery fell short. I only finished this book because I had nothing better to read. I can accept predictability in a story ... Read full review

Not Your Typical Vampire Story

User Review  - Nikki I. - Borders

This is a classic detective story written in the Noir fashion....the only twist is that the main character is Joe Pitt, vampire. A missing daughter of a prominent NYC family goes missing and it's up ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
2
Section 2
3
Section 3
11
Section 4
19
Section 5
22
Section 6
50
Section 7
57
Section 8
61
Section 23
140
Section 24
147
Section 25
149
Section 26
156
Section 27
162
Section 28
168
Section 29
173
Section 30
174

Section 9
64
Section 10
65
Section 11
68
Section 12
84
Section 13
92
Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
100
Section 17
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Section 18
106
Section 19
128
Section 20
130
Section 21
133
Section 22
137
Section 31
176
Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
194
Section 36
209
Section 37
225
Section 38
248
Section 39
259
Section 40
260
Section 41
262
Section 42
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About the author (2007)

Charles Huston is a novelist and screenwriter. He currently lives in Manhattan with his wife, the actress Virginia Louise Smith.

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