The Vampire With the Dragon Tattoo (The Spinoza Trilogy Book 1)

By J.R. Rain

3 years in the past, highschool scholar Veronica Fortune witnessed the brutal homicide of her mom and dad. Now armed and unsafe, she units out to seek down the very factor that destroyed her life.

That is, till she disappears.

Spinoza is a personal investigator who focuses on discovering the lacking. he is sturdy at what he does. rattling strong. yet he is additionally a recuperating alcoholic and a royal mess. employed to discover Veronica, Spinoza will not allow his own demons—or demons of any kind—get within the means of discovering the reality in regards to the lacking girl.

Now following a weird and wonderful set of clues that leads him into stranger and stranger territory, Spinoza is set to come back face-to-face with whatever legendary...and whatever hungry for blood.

**Acclaim for the Novels of J.R. Rain**

"Gripping, adventurous, and romantic—J.R. Rain's THE misplaced ARK is a breakneck mystery that strains the thread of historical past from Biblical tales to current-day headlines. Be ready to lose sleep!"

—James Rollins, foreign bestselling writer of THE satan COLONY

"DARK HORSE is likely one of the most sensible books i have learn in a protracted time!"

—Gemma Halliday, award-winning writer of SPYING IN excessive HEELS

"I loved this immensely. The protagonist, Samantha Moon, is a feminine vampire with a husband and kids. these predate her ; six years in the past she was once attacked by way of a vampire and rendered into one. Now she's attempting to keep on with relations and personal eye enterprise, and she's a feisty, expert individual, so is doing regularly ok. it isn't a horror tale; she buys animal blood to consume and does not normally prey on people. yet her husband has an expanding challenge together with her coldness—not of spirit, yet of physique. 'You sicken me and scare the hell out of me,' he tells her. 'And whilst I contact you it is all i will be able to do not to gag.' She replies, 'Words each spouse desires to hear.' i like this! She relatively does not should be frozen out of her marriage, but his perspective is comprehensible. during the novel she solves the secret she is tackling for a shopper, and unearths a brand new romantic curiosity. What makes it targeted are her personality and nature. I certain would not have kicked her away from bed. i like to recommend it as mild examining, ordinary as which could sound."

—Piers Anthony, long island instances bestselling writer of A SPELL FOR CHAMELEON

"MOON DANCE is de facto brilliant!"

—Lisa Tenzin-Dolma, writer of figuring out THE PLANETARY MYTHS

"MOON DANCE is a needs to learn. in case you like Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum, bounty hunter, be ready to like J. R. Rain's Samantha Moon, vampire deepest investigator."

—Eve Paludan, writer of LETTERS FROM DAVID

"Impossible to place down. J.R. Rain's MOON DANCE is a superb city fantasy."

—April Vine, writer of THE middle of the night ROSE

"I completely enjoyed THE physique DEPARTED. My favourite scene is the single of Jesus stepping down from the go after which the passionate and compassionate means it was once taken care of as he went again to the move. i'll relive that for a very long time to come back. thanks in your talet."

—Julie Belmont, writer of the trail to non-public luck AND FREEDOM

"J.R. Rain is the recent sleek grasp of vampires."

—H.T. evening, bestselling writer of THE WEREWOLF WHISPERER

"I love Jim Knighthorse! Please write quicker, Mr. Rain!"

—Elaine Babich, bestselling writer of FALLING DOWN

"Powerful stuff!"

—Aiden James, bestselling writer of PLAGUE OF COINS

"Jim Knighthorse is a throwback to vintage detectives, that is most likely why i admire him rather a lot. humorous, street-smart, and difficult as nails. i like this series."

—Summer Lee, bestselling writer of ANGEL center

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Child girls and boys. and teenagers. or even adults. i discovered all of them. a technique or one other, I introduced them domestic. Doggedly, relentlessly, no matter what it took. Veronica, in my brain was once no varied. much more unusual, granted, yet no various. She was once lacking, and that i were employed to discover her, and goddammit, i used to be going to discover her. I didn’t decide my circumstances. They picked me. I stepped over to the bar whereas a number of units of eyes me from the darkish sofas scattered round the coffins. The bar most sensible was once additionally formed like a really lengthy coffin. while the bartender came around to me, I rested my palms at the coffin-lid bar best, and stated, “I’m sorry, I appear to be misplaced. I’m trying to find a spot referred to as Coffins? ” “Very humorous, clever man. What am i able to get you? ” “The delicate, sweeping neck of a good maiden. ” “No reasonable maidens right here, and the blood is within the again. ” “I desire to God you’re kidding,” I stated. The tall bartender studied me, after which cracked a grin. “Of direction. ” he stated. “What am i able to rather get you? ” “Tonic water and a man named Roy. ” He nodded and reached below the counter, rummaged round, and got here up with a bottle of tonic water, opened it, and positioned it in entrance of me. “Here’s your water and what am i able to do for you? ” “You Roy? ” “Yup. ” Roy used to be more youthful than me, and much more good-looking. He had darkish brown eyes and darkish brown eyebrows and darkish brown hair. I sensed a trend. “I’m trying to find a girl,” I acknowledged. “Ain’t all of us. ” “Her identify is Veronica. ” Roy’s darkish brown eyebrows narrowed so dramatically that they got here to jointly to shape one lengthy darkish brown unibrow. He regarded round. I watched him as he appeared round. We have been on my own at this finish of the coffin-shaped counter. “What approximately her? ” he requested. I confirmed him my P. I. license. He squinted at it. I stated, “I’ve been employed through the outdated girl she lives with to discover her. ” “Gladys,” he acknowledged. I nodded. “That will be her. ” “Gladys concerns an excessive amount of. ” “Nothing improper with that, while you’re facing a child. ” “Veronica’s no child. ” “Oh, yeah? How previous is she? ” “No inspiration, yet, belief me, she ain’t no child. ” “Fine,” I acknowledged. “Kid or now not, I’ve been employed to discover her, and that’s precisely what I’m going to do. ” Roy put super huge fingers at the bar counter. His thick eyebrows have been nonetheless pressed jointly like a fats, bushy sausage. “This is none of your concern,” he stated. “What’s none of my situation? ” Roy, who had appeared good-natured and keen to snort at my silly comic story prior, by surprise appeared not-so-friendly. “Veronica’s high quality. She’s just... busy. ” “Slaying vampires? ” He squinted at me, and appeared approximately to shush me, yet there has been rather nobody shut sufficient to us to listen to. in addition to, the thumping techno-music within the historical past could have drowned out our phrases. “This is none of your concern,” he acknowledged back. “I heard you the 1st time,” I acknowledged. “Except I’ve already deposited a fee from a truly involved lady who employed me to make it my company. ” He leaned ahead, putting extra weight on these substantial arms. i believe the gesture used to be intended to be intimidating. “You do not know what you’ve gotten your self into, bro.

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