Last Train from Perdition

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Trevor Lawson, vampire for hire, is still trying to do right by the world while resisting his darker urges. Accompanied by crack shot Ann Kingsley, he accepts a job rescuing a wayward young man from bad influences. The ensuing showdown puts Trevor and Ann on train with an injured girl, and things only get worse when the rail is blocked by an army of the undead, seeking Trevor’s head.

Last Train from Perdition is Robert McCammon’s follow-up to I Travel By Night, and except for the climax, it outshines the original in every way. The book takes three classic scenarios from westerns—the standoff, the siege, and the ragtag group of survivors who can’t trust each other—and adds a dark supernatural element to the whole shebang, upping the stakes significantly.

When I reviewed I Travel By Night, I hoped the sequel would last a little longer. Although we do get 40 more pages, it still seems rushed. And as I said before, the climax isn’t as satisfy as the first book’s, since we get an eleventh hour twist that feels a little like a cheat, even if it does open up storytelling opportunities in the future.


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Author Robert McCammon
Star Count 3.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 184 pages
Publisher Subterranean
Publish Date 2016-10-31
ISBN 9781596067387
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Issue November 2016
Category Science Fiction & Fantasy
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