Hard Day's Knight by John G. Hartness
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Two things stood out to me when thinking back on this short novel: it was filled with action and with humor.
Jimmy and Greg, 2 rather nerdy vampire private detectives, have been hired to protect a boy from a girl he says has cursed him. One thing leads to another and soon they are dealing with a serial kidnapper who wants to use the innocents to summon a demon.
Things progress at a fairly steady pace with Jimmy and Greg until they become suspects to one pretty detective. They manage to prove their innocence, but more innocents are taken. The instigator has the required number to summon the desired demon. Add in a priest, a fallen angel and the infamous Lilith to the mix for one fantastic showdown with the demons.
Sounds serious, but the heroes are wise cracking all the way through with lines like: "Our vamp night vision is equal to any human's day sight. Unfortunately, our navigation skills were piss-poor. We went stumbling through the woods like a pair of drunken rhinos."
Hard Day's Knight is an enjoyable read. I give it 4 stars out of 5. It's well written and a lot of fun, even if at times it is a tad predictable. Extra points for the copious humor in it.
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