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The Invoker: A Lawson Vampire Novel 2 (The Lawson Vampire Series)

The Invoker: A Lawson Vampire Novel 2 (The Lawson Vampire Series) [Kindle Edition]

Jon F. Merz
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A cynical, wise-cracking vampire charged with protecting the Balance - the secret existence of a race of LIVING vampires that have evolved alongside humanity for thousands of years.


Part-spy, and part-commando -- James Bond with fangs. Lawson mixes shrewd cunning with unmatched lethality to get his job done. He tries his best to dismantle conspiracies, dispatch bad guys, and live long enough to get home.


A power-hungry member of the vampire governing body, the Council. She wants absolute power and will stop at nothing to get it. Even if it means kidnapping a child.


Naive and innocent, but filled with an awesome power to conjure the spirits of dead vampires and make them do his bidding. When his father is mistakenly killed, Jack is alone. Unprotected.


A traitor to the cause, bent to Arvella's will, he'll do anything she asks.

Now Lawson's got one chance to rescue Jack - even if it means traveling halfway around the world to do it.

From the blood-slicked streets of Boston to the skyscraping Himalayas, the action never stops.

This is the second book in the Lawson Vampire series, originally published back in 2002. This book also contains an excerpt from THE DESTRCUTOR (A Lawson Vampire Novel #3) and runs approximately 84,000 words.

Praise for Jon F. Merz:

"Lawson is more like Jason Bourne than Dracula, making this a vampire mystery with broad appeal." --Booklist

"A powerful novel by a man who knows the turf already." -NYT Bestselling author Robert. B. Parker

"Jon F. Merz's novels move at a break-neck pace, twisting through a landscape of thrills and terror." -- Douglas Clegg, author of The Infinite and The Priest of Blood

"...a fine stalking session in vampire-noir land...a series and talented writer I'll be sticking with all the way." -- Mort Castle, author of The Strangers and On Writing Horror

Praise for Jon F. Merz's THE KENSEI (A Lawson vampire Novel #5):

"If James Bond, True Blood and Kill Bill created a mutant hybrid of a book, it would be The Kensei. A bullet train slice 'em, dice 'em mixture of action, suspense, and vampire ninjas. Did I mention vampire ninjas?"--Jason Pinter, bestselling author of The Fury and The Darkness

"The Kensei is an action novel with real bite. Vampires, Yakuza killers, crooks and animal-monster hyrbids. Jon F. Merz brings his A-game and then ratchets it up to a whole new level of supernatural action. Highly recommended!" --Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of The Dragon Factory and Patient Zero

"In The Kensei, Jon F. Merz seamlessly welds gritty detail with myth and legend to create a thrill ride into the shadow-world lurking beneath modern Japan. Lawson's fight against evil has bone-crunching authenticity. Plus, it has vampires, ninjas, and vampire ninjas. What more could anyone ask?"--Christopher Farnsworth, author or Blood Oath

About The Author:

Jon F. Merz is a writer with over a dozen published novels, a producer for New Ronin Entertainment and a trained black belt ninja. He has taught defensive tactics to civilian crime watch groups, police, military units, and agencies like the US Department of State, the Department of Justice, and the Bureau of Prisons. In his past, Jon served with the United States Air Force, worked for the US government, and handled executive protection for Fortune 500 clients. He lives with his wife and two sons in suburban Boston.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes a sequel is an improvement, like this 16 Feb 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Never work with children or animals. The Invoker contains both, a kid and a cameo by Lawson's cats. Rules are meant to be broken though, and here it works. Jack is a....well I'd say great kid but he's a fictional character so let me start over. He's not an annoying kid. There's interplay that works, Lawson's not a dad or anything so its not all cuddly crap. The journey in this novel, the second in the series, is EPIC and the writing is cinematic so you really feel the height of the mountains. Like any good second novel this takes the existing universe, expands on it and deepens some of the established side characters while lets us get to know the lead better as well. But if you happen to chose this as your first Lawson book that's fine too. I've read the lot, and this is probably my favourite of the bunch.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good story but plodding plot. 31 July 2011
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Interesting story but I found it hard going as it dragged on a bit. I would have enjoyed it more if it had been about a third shorter. A lot of the plots seemed stretched to busting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not to be missed 30 Mar 2011
By S. King
Format:Kindle Edition
Possibly Lawsons toughest mission. He has to stop a young boy with incredible power from being
used to open a portal to the spirit world and letting loose some things that really should have stayed dead.
Unsure who he can turn to for help, Lawson must face enemies on all sides if he is to do the right thing.
This book has the same fast paced action and thrills as the rest of Jon F Merz's stories.
Written in a way that flows off the page, grabs you by the lapels and pulls you into an adventure
that you won't want to end.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lawson shows a human side 19 May 2011
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The second in the Lawson series and an excellent follow up to 'The Fixer'. In introducing us to an 'Invoker' Jon F Merz is expanding his design of the vampire culture and how all things fang fit together. As well as plenty of action and Lawson's trademark humour, we also get introduced to more charcters we want to hear more of plus we get to see Lawson's personality being fleshed out (a strange sentence about a vampire!)and see he has a real depth of emotion and great feelings for his friends and associates. Merz is building a very interesting vampire world that is going to be continuing fun for us readers to explore. Get into this series ! Low price, high quality book - only downside is the Kindle text has constant glitches throughout but this can't detract from a great story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars YES Book 2 available on Kindle now!! 29 Jan 2011
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SO excited to see this available for my Kindle. I have it as paperback but was so happy to get it for my Kindle too. Lawson is back at it in this 2nd installment of the Vampire Series. Check it out. You won't be sorry.
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