Department 19, by Will Hill
Two years ago, Jamie Carpenter’s father was killed and accused of treason. Then after his mother is abducted, a man who calls himself Frankenstein introduces Jamie to a world of the supernatural that he didn’t know existed. Jamie’s father used to work for Department 19, a super secret organization tasked with hunting vampires. The department’s roots reach back to the days of Abraham Van Helsing and his execution of Dracula. And Jamie is a part of a long line of vampire hunters. Now Jamie must learn all he can before risking the rescue of his mother from one of the oldest vampires in existence.
Department 19 tells Jamie’s story in 2005 England, but also jumps around from Transylvania, Victorian London, New York in the 1920’s, and just a few years earlier in remote Russia. Action, adventure, horror, and a bit of romance fill this incredible new thriller. With heart-pounding suspense and excessive violence, this exhilarating new release will be enjoyed by young adult and adult fans of the vampire genre and the monster horror classics. Vampires, Frankenstein’s monster, and werewolves – they all exist. And author Will Hill does a fantastic job of weaving the classics into modern day, with fast-paced action and edge-of-your-seat excitement. In a final showdown, with plenty of twists and surprises, my only disappointment was to see this one end. And impressive debut, this is the start of a promising new series and a clear-cut hit.
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