Raymond Villareal is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, and is currently a practicing attorney. This is his first novel.
Raymond Villareal's sense of fun is palpable as he plays with legal thrillers, good-old dogged police work, international intrigue, hard science, dirty politics, and, yes, classic heart-stopping horror. Somewhere, Dracula himself is sitting up late into the day enjoying the hell out of this. - John Griesemer, author of Signal & Noise Reminiscent of World WarZ, Villareal provides a clever and socially insightful account of a potential vampire outbreak. - Canberra Weekly ...ambitious, wildly inventive, and really quite chilling. - The AU review A wide-angle, wild, and weird exploration of politics, pop culture, and a diseased America. This tale of misguided hero worship and encroaching terror may be the perfect analogy for our own strange times. - Thomas Mullen, author of Darktown People's History of the Vampire Uprising is that rarest of rare creatures, an absolutely unique work of the writer's art that, while drawing on several distinct streams of narrative style, emerges from all of those rivers without any parallels. The book becomes, among other gonzo things, a political parable for these lunatic times, a horror story, a trip down some of the darkest corridors of the ancient world, and, finally, an oddly epiphanic take on what it means, exactly, to be human. - Carsten Stroud, author of Niceville Told in the jumbled, frenetic urgency of a discarded case file, t