weird, this guy just came up somehow in my reading elsewhere. it was maybe the new writer of marvel zombies or something saying that they were roomates at pratt? i can't quite place the memory. anyhow, these books are the right kind of bubblegum, always. say what you will? but as soon as one comes out, i scoop it up & read it right away. low investment, high return! i like his vampire books (thirteen bullets, ninety-nine coffins, & this one) more than the latter zombie books (monster nation & monster planet) so it is good to know that it was just that story that sort of jumped that proverbial zombie shark, & not him as a writer.
i like caxton as a character; it is nice to see a guy writing a strong female lead. she's got foibles, but gets the job done, & good for her. this book is devoid of over-the-top twists, & instead relies on a solid mystery: none of the clues are cliffhangers, & the story, once you can see the pieces, all makes sense. i would really like to see caxton's relationship with any of her girlfriends not be such a failure though. anyhow, that being said, the climax takes place in one of my all-time favorite settings, so once the clues started dropping about where it was going to take place, i got it immediately. "hell yeah," i think were my words.