Joe Pitt #1: Already Dead by Charlie HustonParanormal
This was one of my least favorite zombie/vampire books.
Joe is a vampire whose job is to find and destroy shamblers (zombies) and it's one that he's good at because he really hates those things. Joe is kind of like a private detective working for vampyre clans (a seedy, dark-world, underbelly mob of paranormals) to stop the zombie vyrus from spreading. Joe has been hired by uptown socialite Marilee Horde to look for her runaway daughter. The Horde family is a scourge of corruption and despair and Joe has a little more than he can handle with this case. Joe appears to be kind of in love with a barmaid but refuses to let the romance become physical. That might have brought some humanity to the character. The fact that Joe was a bit of a rogue was his only redeeming quality.
The whole mood of the book just seemed so hopeless and dark. The book left me feeling tired and tired of reading about vampires. I just couldn't wait for it to be over. It's hard to like a main character who doesn't like himself. It was extremely gruesome, even for a vampire novel. This was definitely not an author I would read again. I could see this as a movie, one with a R+ rating.