The hitman stands in opposition to the vampires in this sickening drama. There are conspiratorial stereotypes and widespread appreciation of this book’s value and function is unlikely. The society shattering premise of vampires is shrugged off as a disease. This is not disconcerting, people are savagely mistreated and the author tries for baddies with steely ruthlessness and regal munificence but unfailingly fails. This book is full of extremely dubious sexual politics and Catholic bashing.
“They knew the horrible future waiting for them.”
“If you get within arm’s reach of her while she is conscious, I should not expect you to live more than a few seconds.”
“We assumed they were some insane cult.”
“The Jesuits have their apologists.”
“It is our word. An old word. We are a people and that is our name.”
Star Trek The Next Generation: Vendetta by Peter David
This 1991 novel centres on the Borg and a doomsday machine and a freed Borg drone and it badly written, badly dated and David cannot do comedy or relentlessy dark let alone in the same novel. Harm begets harm , there is a woman with vast psychological trauma and tension and another woman is self-exiled. Yet is all so badly written that it is laughable.