Review | The Spy Who Drank Blood by Gordon Linzner

The Spy Who Drank Blood by Gordon Linzner is a surprising and fun, modern take on vampires. Often humorous, the story has plenty of suspense and horror to keep readers engaged. The main protagonist is Blood, an old school vampire who has found new purpose. Terrorists, a feisty reporter and government intrigue mix it up into a nice blend of genres.

Linzner did a great job bringing the settings to life. I was often left with vivid imagery that stayed with me. Natural dialogue that helped me form an emotional bond with the characters was good. It heightened the tension when they were in peril. Good story arc with a satisfying end—but I agree with Blood about Davies. The guy would have deserved it.

This is a great book for those looking for an entertaining read with plenty of suspense and not too much dark. It’s pleasant and fun. The character of Blood is one I hope to see again.

You can find The Spy Who Drank Blood on Amazon here.

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit or
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