- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Lulu Enterprises, UK Ltd (1 May 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1847534120
- ISBN-13: 978-1847534125
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.4 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,506,320 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A high-octane action piece featuring secret societies, Vampires,
and Tom Ryder, detective, who gets caught in the timeless struggle. Fast
action and fast writing make it tough to put down.
Rating: B+ -- The PODler (podler.blogspot.com)
A well-written horror novel, "Rebirth" thrills with rapid-fire,
edgy suspense, keeping the reader entranced. Mantek Pharmaceuticals is
bombed, leaving two security guards and one research assistant dead. The
company's leading research science team, Dr. Owen and Dr. Forrest are
missing. As clues surface the scenario becomes more opaque as twists and
turns flourish when key suspects begin disappearing. More puzzling are the
two groups of men battling against time to locate and apprehend the
doctors, both leaving in their wake unexplainable carnage.
Mr. McKenzie scripts plenty of characters to keep the fast pace plot
moving, sprinkling witty sarcasm to lighten the intense mood. All the
while, the reader is pushed and pulled from one group of good guys to the
next, leaving one speculating who can be trusted. Still who is to say which
group is good and evil, as they each have their own agenda to support their
cause? "Rebirth" is an energizing story that remains long after reading
Rating: 8/10 -- POD People (podpeep.blogspot.com)
Fangtastic Detective Story with a Bloody Twist
Detective Tom Ryder is your classic cynical detective - he is good at is
job because it is the only thing he has going for him. He has no wife, no
family, and an expanding waist line. When there is double homicide at
Mantek Labs, he is called in to investigate the crime. What starts out as
an ordinary murder investigation becomes anything but as Tom Ryder
discovers what the military and the World Health Organisation have been
hiding for centuries.
Before the end of the day, Detective Ryder finds himself in a very
different world than the one he awoke to that morning: a world full of
silver bullets and monsters he had only seen in the movies. He finds
himself on the lookout for his best friend, Myers, who `used to be dead but
now he's naked and running round the streets near the hospital, eating
homeless guys.' Will this day get any worse, or will he wake up from this
nightmare and re-enter the predictable world he lived in before?
Although Rebirth begins as an average, run-of-the-mill detective story, it
ends up as anything but that. Filled with interesting characters, exciting
gunfights, and even a few epic battles thrown in, it is also different from
the average vampire story because it humanises these characters and tells
you its story from both perspectives (the humans fighting against the
vampires as well as the vampires fighting against the humans). We are used
to vampire stories giving us either one side or the other - (the tortured
brooding vampires disgusted at what they have to do to survive, as in Anne
Rice novels, or the soulless creatures that do not care what they do and
who they destroy doing it..). This book offers none of these old clichés
and the reader empathises with the individuals on both sides of the fight.
Scott McKenzie's Rebirth is a real page-turner that leaves you hungry for
more from this new writer. If you aren't absolutely thrilled by the
exciting chase sequences and the bloody confrontations, the charm and wit
of the characters will win you over. Spinetinglers highly recommends this
book for anyone who loves classic vampire tales with a modern twist.
Rating: Five stars -- www.spinetinglers.co.uk
"Fangtastic...a real page-turner that leaves you hungry for more. 5/5" spinetinglers.co.uk An attack on a pharmaceutical laboratory leads Detective Tom Ryder into an investigation that challenges everything he ever believed about the world around him. With the help of World Health Organization operative Jane Simpson, he discovers a secret society that has defended humanity against the creatures of the night for centuries. A horrifying turn of events forces Tom to reconsider his place in the world and he finds himself fighting against the evil outside as well as the evil growing inside him. With death around every corner, Tom becomes the number one target of both the people he thought were allies and the creatures he thought were enemies
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All in all I think this is a worth while read from a new novalist for fans from all genres.