Reviewed by Roberta
TITLE: Code Name Jack Rabbit
SERIES: The Vampire Guard, Book 1
AUTHOR: Elizabeth Noble
PUBLISHER: DSP Publications
LENGTH: 200 Pages
Release Date: July 12, 2016
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.
This book is really interesting as I think I remember reading the first or second book in the previous series with these characters. I mean, this is truly a vague memory and so I thought going in, that I’d remember more of their stories…I kinda do…but not so much. I feel that in a way it’s hard to really come into a new series with these established characters…that I know have these binding relationships and yet, this is an entirely new series, so I shouldn’t feel left out. However, I found that there was just so much going on with which character was to whom and then there were two characters from the original series that are rarely seen on page.
There is A LOT going on in this first book of this new series. You get to “meet” our 4 MC’s, if you’ve not read the other series that they were in. You get to meet some of the members of “Akhkharu Nassaru…these guys are something else. I have to say that this secret society is totally badass. They have some really good toys. I liked how these people think and act. That they are working towards their goals of keeping the peace and saving lives. I like that being a secret society of humans and paranormal beings are working together in order to keep civilization safe and on-going with humans truly being none the wiser.
I liked this story. I liked that these 4 friends, this family is going to continue doing what they do best…helping to solve crimes. I liked that they have worked together and even though a couple of them are not the trained spies that the other two are…they are in and want to help and do the right thing.
I really enjoyed the way that the author brought these characters along in the new series. We know that it’s not going to be easy…but with their family at their backs…there is noting that can stop them.