ISBN # 978-0451412249
Tuonela, Wisconsin is a sleepy little town in Wisconsin, but a 100 year old horror is beginning to awake. The bloodless body of a young girl is found in the town square and whispers of "vampire" begin to circulate. Rachael Burton, the homegrown coroner and medical examiner called in to investigate, suspects her childhood friend, Evan Stroud. Evan has a little more on his plate than he can handle when he discovers he is a father - 16 years after the fact. Together, Rachael and Evan chase down the answers to a horrific crime.
Pale Immortal is a fun read! Part paranormal thriller, part forensic investigation, you'll be wondering if there really is a vampire - the Pale Immortal - stalking the streets of Tuonela. I was reminded of Stephen King, Anne Rice and John Grisham as I turned the pages.
I can't wait to read the next book, Garden of Darkness, due out in December. There is much more to the story of Tuonela, Wisconsin.
(September 5, 2006, pp 384, $7.99)