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Vampire Defense    by James D. Bell order for
Vampire Defense
by James D. Bell
Order:  USA  Can
Sartoris Literary Group, 2012 (2012)
Softcover, e-Book
* *   Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth

In Jackson, Mississippi, John Brooks is a smart young lawyer who works hard to retain his reputation as a winner. But, will the case he was just assigned, pro bono, by the sitting judge end his career just when he is getting off the ground?

Hal Boyd, known as the butcher of Bellhaven, is to be his new client at the state's expense. Charged with four murders and a case of arson, Boyd claims that he was forced to act to kill the vampire. Needless to say, the media derides Brooks when he announces that his client is not guilty by reason of insanity. His client is convinced he was chasing a vampire!

An intriguing case. Could Boyd really have killed a vampire? Is his plea just a scam to get him off? Things heat up when Brooks discovers there is a satanic cult in town intent on murderous revenge against Boyd and his defense team.

Vampire Defense is written by a highly respected retired judge. So the reader can be sure the author knows of what he speaks. And he writes a heck of a story. If vampires are your bag, this is definitely the book for you. If vampires don't spark interest, the story will still intrigue. Throw in a little gospel and you've got good reading material.

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