Felix Gomez, Latino vampire detective extraordinaire, tackles a dangerous werewolf cabal in the fifth installment in Mario Acevedo’s satirical supernatural series
A sure-to-be-bloody civil war is brewing between rival werewolf factions, and P.I . Felix Gomez will do anything he can to make sure it doesn’t explode into a vicious battle that engulfs all creatures, living and dead.
Between that, the sudden reappearance of an ex-girlfriend, and a gang of other vampires trying to take off his head, this is one rumble even a fanged detective extraordinaire may not be able to handle.
I wasn’t too big of a fan of The Nymphos of Rocky Flats, the first book in the Felix Gomez series. I thought the writing was dry and the characters/story boring for most of the book. So, if I’m being honest, I expected the fifth book (Werewolf Smackdown) to be much of the same. That’s why I was pleasantly surprised when I found that I actually liked this one. The writing for one thing was greatly improved. There were adjectives that made the story lively, and allowed me to paint a picture in my imagination of what was going on. Beyond that, I didn’t feel like I was dragging my feet for most of the book. I wanted to finish this one. I wanted to see who was after Felix and who was trying to start a war between the werewolves.
The characters were much improved as well. Felix didn’t feel robotic, and there were a lot of other characters that were interesting. I was never bored with any of them, and even was rooting for a couple of them.
In skipping from The Nymphos of Rocky Flats all the way to Werewolf Smackdown, I most certainly missed things. However, it wasn’t enough that I ever felt confused. Werewolf Smackdown could definitely stand on its own with it’s great writing and fast moving plot. I would say that any fan of paranormal detective stories would not be disappointed in having read Werewolf Smackdown.
The Nymphos of Rocky Flats
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