Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Nymphos of Rocky Flats

By Mario Acevedo
He used to be a soldier. He used to be normal. But that was before Iraq. He came back changed. Into a vampire, that is. So now Felix Gomez is a private investigator, of course.
A friend from college calls, asking for help. He works for the government at Rocky Flats, a government facility that used to produce nuclear weapons. Seems like there has been a sudden outbreak of nymphomania among the female employees at the facility. The friend asks Felix's help investigating the source of the outbreak, which may have something to do with contamination. He wants Felix to go undercover at the facility and do some snooping for him. He is offering $50,000 dollars if Felix completes the assignment and at that price Felix won't say no, even though he has his doubts about snooping at a heavily guarded federal compound. So Felix moves to nearby Denver and sets himself up in the bogus position his friend has prepared for him.
Things heat up pretty fast. It isn't long before Felix realizes he is being followed and then someone tries to kill him. The local vampire community of Denver discovers a troop of vampire hunters is in the area and have already killed some vampires. As Felix looks into the nymphomania incidents, he finds a tenuous connection between the incidents and Area 51 and the Roswell UFO sighting. Maybe he will get it all figured out if people would just stop constantly trying to kill him.

Felix is a likable character and the action is non-stop as he tumbles from one desperate situation to another.  He is a modern vampire, able to go out in the daytime if he wears protective clothing, heavy makeup and sunscreen and sunglasses. He can also eat regular food, with the addition of blood to make it more digestible. He has the classic vampire powers, like changing into a wolf and hypnotizing humans with his gaze. But even though he is a vampire, he seems like a pretty decent person. And I enjoyed reading about him a lot. This was a good, exciting and interesting read.

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