First and foremost, this is not a “Twilight” vampire book. Haunt of Jackals by Eric Wilson is #2 in the Jerusalem’s Undead Trilogy. Field of Blood is the first.
Eric does not write a happy love story. His vampires are evil, undead creatures that will haunt your dreams. Which of course makes you want to run right out and read this series. 🙂
“Haunt” picks up right were “Fields” leaves off. Gina, Cal and Dov are battling the vampires of the Akeldame clan. They have taken out a few (I won’t say which ones if you haven’t read #1 yet). They are looking to take out more but they are also making their escape and preparing to fight another day.
Natira is on a mission to find an identify the 36. If he can find them all, then he can put his evil plan in to action and rid the world of the Nastarim, which will bring in the reign of the Collectors and their master. Natira and Cal are on a collision course that could change history forever.
There are a couple different readers that I will recommend these books to. First the Twilight readers that are beginning to think vampires are cool and that there is such a thing as “good” vampires. This will quickly remind them that undead is not a cool thing. The second is Frank Perettii fans. This is above all a spiritual warfare book. These books have the spiritual warfare more on the physical form, but Eric makes his parallels between demons and vampires very clear. It makes for an interesting read.
I don’t read vampire/horror books as a rule, these have become the exception and they are well worth it.