Blood Pact
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Blood Books
Tanya Huff
DAW; Reissue edition
September 25, 2007

It began with the call no daughter ever wants to get, the call that told private investigator Vicki Nelson her mother had died. Mrs. Nelson's coworker at the Queen's University Life Science Department told Vicki that the cause of death was a heart attack, and that they'd be waiting for her to arrive in Kingston to make the funeral arrangements. But what started as an all too normal personal tragedy soon became the most terrifying case of Vicki's career. For when Marjory Nelson's body mysteriously disappeared from the funeral home, Vicki, her sometime lover and fellow investigator, vampire Henry Fitzroy, and her former homicide squad partner, Detective-Sergeant Mike Celluci, realized that there was something unnatural about her mother's demise. Vicki swore she'd find the culprit, and see that her mother was properly laid to rest. But what she hadn't counted on was that someone at Queen's University seemed determined to keep Mrs. Nelson on the job -- alive or dead!

Blood Pact is the heart-breaking, yet obvious conclusion to the first four books of the Blood Books series. But – just a spoiler – we are dealing with vampires, so the series isn’t over and maybe isn’t as heart-breaking as it could be. The characters rise to sacrifices they didn’t think they were capable of and the result is a beautifully satisfying book. My only wish is the one I always have – a little less profanity. Tanya is as always a masterful storyteller.