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Sean McCabe

Sean McCabeSean McCabe (pseudonym of Scott Mariani, author of the Ben Hope thrillers) was born and raised on the east coast of Scotland before moving to Oxford, England, to take degrees in modern languages and film studies. Having pursued a diversity of careers ranging from language teaching to music, he settled in a remote corner of rural Wales to become a full-time novelist. Outside of writing, Sean is a keen photographer, swordsman, archer and classical pianist. Here’s Sean McCabe’s website.

Vampire Federation

Vampire Federation — (2011) Publisher: A gruesome ritual murder has stained the Oxfordshire countryside. It’s just the first incident in a chain of events awakening Detective Inspector Joel Solomon to his worst nightmare — and a dreadful omen of things to come. Because Joel has a secret: he believes in vampires. Alex Bishop is an agent of the Vampire Intelligence Agency. She’s tasked with enforcing the laws of the global Vampire Federation, and hunting rogue members of her race. A tough job made tougher when the Federation comes under attack by traditionalist vampires. They have a stake in old-school terror — and in an uprising as violent as it is widespread. Now it’s plunging Alex and Joel into a deadly war between the living and the unloving — and against a horrifying tradition given new life by the blood of the innocent.

Sean McCabe Vampire Federation 1. UprisingSean McCabe Vampire Federation 1. Uprising

Uprising: Read Dracula instead

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Uprising by Sean McCabe

There is an audience for this book. That audience, however, is not me.

Sean McCabe is a pseudonym for thriller author Scott Mariani, and in Uprising he blends the thriller genre with a vampire story. Our protagonists are police detective Joel Solomon, and Alex Bishop, who is herself a law enforcement officer of sorts. She works for the Vampire Intelligence Agency, which serves the Vampire Federation, a bureaucracy that governs vampire society and has developed several technologies that allow vampires to live relatively normal lives amid the human population. But not all vampires adhere to the Federation’s dictates. Joel and Alex discover a traditionalist cult that hopes to overthrow the Federation and return vampires to their roots: lurking in the night and treating humans like cattle.

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