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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,121 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charlie Huston Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Joe Pitt Casebooks Release Date: August 2010 ISBN: 9781455198429
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There’s only so much room on the Island—only so much blood—and Manhattan’s Vampyre Clans aren’t interested in sharing. So when the Vyrus-infected dregs of New York’s outer boroughs start creeping across the bridges, the Clans want to know why. Bad luck for PI Joe Pitt. Joe used to be a Rogue, working off his own dime, picking his own gigs, but tight times and a terminally ill girlfriend pushed him to the renegade Society Clan. Now he has all the cash and blood he needs, but at a steep price. The price tonight is crossing the bridge, finding the Freak Clan, and figuring out what’s driving the savages to scratch at the Society’s door. No need to look far—the answer lies around the corner in Gravesend. From uptown to the boardwalk, war drums are beating. Murderous family feuds and personal grudges are being drawn and brandished, along with the long knives.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “As always, Huston’s formidable writing chops are on full display: his action scenes are unparalleled in crime fiction and his dialogue is so hip and dead-on that Elmore Leonard should be getting nervous.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Well written and fast-paced, this third installment in Houston’s Joe Pitt Casebooks noir series features all the hard-boiled action of the previous titles.”

    Library Journal

  • “More entertaining and creative than most contemporary PI tales.”

    Booklist

  • “The further, even gorier adventures of Joe Pitt, Vampyre extraordinaire…fans will find this installment the best to date.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 2/14/2014

    " vamp noir. oh yea. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ryon | 2/12/2014

    " Probably the low point of the series. The idea of the Jewish vampire sect was great, but the dialogue rambled on a bit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 2/10/2014

    " I love the Joe Pitt books. Charlie Huston offers a novel twist on the vampire genre - that they are created by a virus (or in this case, The Vyrus) that devours blood, which creates the thirst and need for more blood. Joe Pitt is not the brightest bulb, but the books are always exciting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamil | 2/6/2014

    " this one started off kinda slow, but then, 100 pages in, it got good, then it went weird, and then the whole formula set up in this and the previous books kinda got burned to the ground. it was pretty awesome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thierry Nguyen | 2/4/2014

    " Another great romp through Charlie Huston's vampire-infected New York. The mystery about the "Van Helsing," which I thought was going to be the central mystery, gets somewhat tossed aside in favor of showing how crazy the Brooklyn vampire clans are. The most striking sequence, and an example of what makes this book so readable, is the re-telling of Judges 20:20, and how the Battle of Gibeah has ties to vampire culture. Got back into the Joe Pitt series and tearing through Every Last Drop after this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ahimsa | 1/23/2014

    " Maybe not as good as the first two. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon | 1/21/2014

    " The third installment in the Joe Pitt vampire/ detective series takes a little time to heat up. The book would work better if you just finished No Dominion recently. But this novels kicks into high gear once Pitt gets to Brooklyn and meets the Chosen. Huston is a master at dialogue and the originality of the series makes it a must read. My feelings weren't as strong after reading it as it had been with the others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie | 1/17/2014

    " Lovin this series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tasula | 1/1/2014

    " Another great installment in the Joe Pitt vampire series. Pitt, who is always in trouble, is intriguing to me because he doesn't react to situations in typical ways and never takes the easy way out. Book is full of action and mayhem and "political" intrigue. Really good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ray Charbonneau | 12/19/2013

    " I'll bet there are some people who find this offensive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan | 11/12/2013

    " Excellent book, a great series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susie | 10/23/2013

    " I liked this one even better than the last one, it starts and it just keeps on going. I love that each book he explores a different borough of New York, and a different culture of people. This one was Brooklyn but also orthodox Jews and carnies - what's not to love? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa Mattar | 10/8/2013

    " You've done it AGAIN Charlie Huston! Great f'n book, the middle was a bit slow at times but the ending left me wanting more...I downloaded book 4 as SOON as I got off the train! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 4/8/2013

    " i loved this its like watching a godfather movie and they all have fangs,joe pitt is an enforcer who gets through by being smarter tougher than everyone else awesome book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew Longen | 1/12/2013

    " Great, gory vampire fun. Huston writes blood-soaked, no-holds-barred pulpnoir fiction. Interesting take on the cause of vampirism and how politics and bloodsuckers mix in NYC. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aaron | 11/25/2012

    " I think the real strength of this series lies on the consistency and development of the characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tatiana | 10/11/2012

    " not as good as the first two. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 7/7/2012

    " The violence continues, this time with circus freaks and orthodox Jews. Actually, the gore kind of got to me this time, and for that reason I didn't like this one as well as the others. But it was original, and there are some big changes at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tal | 6/23/2012

    " more delicious noir, with Jewish vampires and Joe Pitt getting himself into so much trouble even _he_ cant get out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig Cottingham | 1/10/2012

    " #7 for 2010. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisamarie | 12/22/2011

    " These are so great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanette | 10/29/2011

    " Joe Pitt a real vampire! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tasula | 5/14/2011

    " Another great installment in the Joe Pitt vampire series. Pitt, who is always in trouble, is intriguing to me because he doesn't react to situations in typical ways and never takes the easy way out. Book is full of action and mayhem and "political" intrigue. Really good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rcharbon | 3/30/2011

    " I'll bet there are some people who find this offensive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don | 2/21/2011

    " Another Excellent Joe Pitt book! I can't wait to get my hands on the next one. Charlie Huston is so talented and such a great storyteller! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlie | 11/7/2010

    " What a splatter-fest! Tons of fun. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ryon | 10/8/2010

    " Probably the low point of the series. The idea of the Jewish vampire sect was great, but the dialogue rambled on a bit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Derek | 10/3/2010

    " Right now, Huston's Vampyre Noir series starring the anti-hero Joe Pitt has got it all... loving it. Can't wait to hit book 4. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 8/9/2010

    " These are much more violent and bleak than what I usually read, but the writing is great and I liked this the best of the series so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Electric | 7/25/2010

    " brooklyn, jewish orthodox vampires, freak show vampires, lots of blood and more of the same humour and intrigue I love about the series. Huston delivers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 6/28/2010

    " The Brooklyn sections aren't quite as well formed as the main plots of the first two books, but Huston moves his world forward nicely, and I'm interested to see where everything goes in the next book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jack | 5/10/2010

    " Looking for a new twist on vampires? Check out Huston's hard-boiled gang-vamps. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Telaina | 5/7/2010

    " Best one yet. But so gory and violent! "

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About the Author
Author Charlie Huston

Charlie Huston is the bestselling author of The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death; The Shotgun Rule; the Henry Thompson trilogy, which includes the Edgar Award–nominated Six Bad Things; and the Joe Pitt Casebooks. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, the actress Virginia Louise Smith.

About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.