Title: Code Name: Jack Rabbit
Publisher: DSP Publications
Author: Elizabeth Noble
Meet the newest members of the Vampire Guard, where legend and myth meet science and technology.
Jonas Forge, vampire. Once a spy and soldier, now a cop, Forge enjoys the life he’s built with his friends in Flint, Ohio.
Blair Turner, PhD. Blair, a vampire and computer hacker with exceptional skills, shares a powerful empathic bond with Forge, his soul mate.
Declan, vampire, ex-pirate, ex-fur trapper, thief, and con man. Declan is Forge’s former lover and soul mate to Lucas Coate.
Lucas Coate, MD, Flint’s medical examiner. A werewolf living among vampires, Lucas is also one of Forge’s best friends.
Their lives become complicated when an impending presidential visit throws them headlong into a world of high-tech vampire spies and espionage. Recruited into the Vampire Guard by the secret society of the Akhkharu Nasaru, they uncover a werewolf terrorist organization known as the Qiguan.
Together they must thwart a murder attempt on the open waters of Lake Superior while tracking a previously unknown biological weapon controlled by the Qiquan—a weapon which may very well mean death for one of them.
Code Name: Jack Rabbit is the first book in the new series, The Vampire Guard, by Elizabeth Noble. Fans of this author will remember the main characters of this new series as they were part of the, The Sleepless City series published by Dreamspinner Press. While it is not necessary to read the previous books to enjoy this new one, I would highly recommend it, as they were good stories and should not be missed.
When this book opens, it becomes known that someone has been watching Forge and Declan for some time. It soon becomes clear who that is and what they want. It also becomes clear to our main characters when Forge, Blair, Lucas and Declan are asked to attend an event in which the President is supposed to appear. From there the author grabs your attention and you will find yourself flipping the pages to see what will happen next.
I liked the way the author introduces our guys to the Akhkharu Nasaru. I could totally understand the distrust the guys felt in the beginning, and this distrust comes across realistically. After hearing about the Akhkharu Nasaru the men are asked to join. I liked that it was something the four main characters had to think about rather than agreeing right away.
The first case the men finding themselves involved in was very interesting as it is the type that left you wondering what was going on, due to the little twists and turns. Those committing the crimes, and the reason for them, was not one I was expecting which I liked.
The author also uses Code Name: Jack Rabbit to allow the main characters, and of course the readers, to continue to learn more about each other. Not everything is taken well and some minor conflicts do arise. There are also a few tense moments that leave all involved biting at their nails.
Fans of Ms. Noble are sure to love this first book in her new series. It is one to be read again.
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