This is the third of the Joe Pitt series, an increasingly more complicated pastiche of vampire and New York grit. Joe is now working for The Society as his girl slowly dies of AIDS. Joe can help his girlfriend but the cure is worse than the disease. Meanwhile, the various vampire clans of New York are trying to manipulate him if not outright kill him. Fortunately for us, Joe is really hard to kill. Huston writes some of the most visceral prose since Joe R. Lansdale. The real accomplishment of this third novel is how New York comes alive with all the vampire factions. My only caveat is in how some of the groups (The Jewish cult, the dock workers) are a bit too stereotypical to be comfortable with. Nonetheless, Huston writes another edge-of-the-seat installment of a great series.