(Half/Life Chronicles, Book Three)
Two years ago Christopher Csejthe survived a blood transfusion with a vampire only to discover that he was infected with one of the two viruses that transform the living into the undead. Since then he has survived by his wits as men, monsters, and government agencies have hunted him for the secrets his mutated blood may hold. His personal life is almost as troublesome as the assassins that turning up in ever increasing numbers: his bodyguard is a sexy vampire, his jealous werewolf lover can’t abide his touch after a silver bullet poisons his blood, and the ghost of his dead wife is still hanging around, offering odd bits of advice. The “neighbors” from the cemetery next door tend to drop by every night and someone is sending him grotesque messages in the form of dismembered body parts that are still alive!
Being “almost undead” has provided a coffin-load of challenges, blending humor and horror in his two previous outings, One Foot in the Grave and Dead on My Feet. This time around an assassin’s bullet knocks Csejthe out of his body and into the afterlife as he journeys through the realm of the truly dead before a final showdown with an evil spawned in Nazi Germany. An evil kept alive through genetic manipulation and nanotechnology and waiting only for Csejthe’s blood to overcome the last hurdle to immortality!
Mark Simmons, who never met a wisecrack, pun, or pop culture reference he didn’t like, explores different degrees of deadness in his latest Christopher Cjesthe novel. Poor Chris…if he’s not being made unwilling ruler of the vampires, he’s discorporated and floating through walls. Lupe the Werewolf, Suki the cat/vampire, the voluptuous Deidre, and, oh yes, Teresa’s head…all are back for this latest event-packed romp through a vivid world that leaps into existence every time we open a Simmons book.
–Charlaine Harris, author of the Southern Vampire/Sookie Stackhouse series
Wm. Mark Williams has written another witty irreverent and serio-comic urban fantasy novel starring a hero that is easy to like…There is plenty of action just as there are plenty of laughs because the protagonist can’t take his situation too seriously because if he does, he knows the stress of being a target and wondering what he will eventually evolve into would make him useless to himself and those who depend on and believe in him.
–Midwest Book Review
William Mark Simmons’ Habeas Corpses continues the story of one Christopher, who becomes infected with one of two viruses that change the living into the undead. Hunted for his mutated blood by both humans and vampires, he faces assassins, a sexy vampire bodyguard, a werewolf lover’s problems, and more in a fast-paced story of genetic manipulation and evil.
–Midwest Book Review