As the awickedly clevera (Publishers Weekly) series continues, reluctant, slacker vampire Fortitude Scott learns that nothing is more important than familyaor more deadly.... After a lifetime of avoiding his family, Fort has discovered that working for them isnat half badaeven if his mother, Madeline, is a terrifying, murderous vampire. His newfound career has given him a purpose and a paycheck and has even helped him get his partner, foxy kitsune Suzume, to agree to be his girlfriend. All in all, things are looking up. Only, just as Fort is getting comfortable managing a supernatural empire that stretches from New Jersey to Ontario, Madelineas health starts failing, throwing Fort into the middle of an uncomfortable and dangerous battle for succession. His older sister, Prudence, is determined to take over the territory. But Fort isnat the only one wary of her sociopathic tendencies, and allies, old and new, are turning to him to keep Prudence from gaining power. Now, as Fort fights against his impending transition into vampire adulthood, he must also battle to keep Prudence from destroying their motheras kingdomabefore she takes him down with it....... of brewing, given that I was fairly certain that new iPhones were produced more regularly than she changed her filters. ... my manual transmission car to ghost down the driveway, the light layer of snow on the gravel muffling the normal sounds. ... Beside it was a new car, a plain Honda Civic with a Nevada license plate.
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