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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,596 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: D. D. Barant Narrator: Johanna Parker Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Bloodhound Files Series Release Date:
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In the second installment in D. D. Barant’s exciting urban fantasy series, FBI profiler Jace Valchek tries to make sense of a bizarre crime scene.

FBI profiler Jace Valchek was pulled into this parallel realm to hunt for Aristotle Stoker, a human serial killer who preys on vampires and werewolves. Now she works for the National Security Agency of the Unnatural States of America—and her boss is a vampire.

At a bizarre crime scene, Jace finds a bloodsucker murdered by magic, fried to the bone, and dressed in the costume of the comic book hero the Flash—a character who isn’t supposed to exist here. Comic books have been outlawed for their powers, including crossover spells like the one that transported Jace to this world. Soon she’s following a trail of dead bodies into the sinister underworld of black-market comics—where a deranged madman gives new meaning to the term “super villain.”

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The second installment of the Bloodhound Files is as impressive as the first. Barant makes the familiar seem completely fresh by utilizing an alternate universe that mirrors our own, except that supernaturals are in charge. Heroine Jace Valchek’s in-your-face style brings plenty of humor to dangerous scenarios. Fast paced, fun and not to be missed!”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

  • "Death Blows is a fine addition to the series. Jace has to juggle several different issues involving her new friends, as well as solve the murders. The pace is swift, and the author proves a deft hand at managing all of the subplots without losing sight of the main one. The irreverent, smart-mouthed Jace is a perfect foil for the oh-so-controlled vampires and other species in the NSA. She may be the minority employee, but no one takes her for granted.”

    A Romance Review

  • Death Blows by D. D. Barant—absolutely fun and exciting adult urban fantasy. Second in a series, but this one has comic book alt universe, multiverse stuff that made me call and geek to spouse over it. Great fun. Definitely recommended.”

    Melissa Marr, author of Made for You

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mary | 2/15/2014

    " I still think Jace is a bit of a bitch, but I'd be just as cranky in her situation. I love Charlie and how he interacts with Jace. The ending of this one was kind of strange, though. I guess that's so you'll read the next book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Meghan Doidge | 2/3/2014

    " I really like the world and the lead character (love Jace, she's beautifully flawed and kicks ass even when everyone around her is supposedly physically stronger then her), but I found the book oddly slow in places and it didn't grab my attention... it was a bit of a slog to get through, which is really odd because I thought I would love it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Opel | 1/30/2014


  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jen | 1/28/2014

    " I found this to be an excellent sequel to D.D. Barant's first Bloodhound Files book, Dying Bites. Jace Valchek is a great protagonist in my opinion, and her fellow characters are no less appealing. The story-line to this book was great, too. I can't wait to read more of these stories. :) "

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About the Author

D. D. Barant is a pen name of Don DeBrandt, a Canadian science fiction author who also writes under the name Donn Cortez. As Barant, he has authored the Bloodhound Files series, which includes Better off Undead and Death Blows. His books have been published in Germany, France, Italy, and Russia in addition to North America.