As a writer, I’m always insecure that readers will ‘get’ the point especially when I take the vampire genre so far from the usual blood trail. Thanks jbronderbookreviews.com for the positive review and for allowing Dragul Mangorian to mess with your notions of a vampire’s motivations and origin.
Late Bite: Vampire On Trial
The Toronto Vampire Chronicles, Book 1
By John Matsui
Genre: Dark Fantasy, Horror, Action Thriller
Police capture Dragul Mangorian in Toronto’s sewers on a series of blood-sucking assaults. Media worldwide and local citizens and politicians buzz with news the perp is ‘a real vampire.’
Mangorian’s blazing yellow eyes, cadaverous 6’-6” frame, three-inch fangs, taste for human blood and near takedown of a heavily-armed SWAT team persuades the usual public defenders to contract the flu. It falls to down-on-his-luck lawyer Al Hamblyn not just to defend this fearsome creature on the charges but to ensure he beats down a crack prosecution team’s efforts to deny Mangorian his legal rights on the basis that he’s not quite human.
Hamblyn learns Mangorian is the sole-surviving member of the Homo Sanguinus, a sub-species of Homo Sapiens that through evolution evolved to feed on human blood.
The lawyer seizes…
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