Chance in Hell by Patrick Kampman
- Paperback: 264 pages
- Publisher: Dark Fiction (April 15, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0615475027
- ISBN-13: 978-0615475028
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Chance is a Texan vampire hunter until a botched raid kills his team and sends him running for his life. Looking for a place to lie low, Chance takes what looks like an easy job in California. Dispose of a mysterious object. No vampires involved. But Chance’s life is never that simple. Within hours of reaching the West coast, his contact is murdered and Chance is left holding the key to a demonic weapon of mass destruction. To make matters worse, the weapon was stolen from the ruthless head of a multi-national corporation who will do anything to get it back. With supernatural hit men on his heels, Chance has no choice but to turn to the creatures he once hunted. Soon he’s neck deep in otherworldly seductresses, rival werewolf gangs, ravenous witches, and dysfunctional vampires. His only hope is to gain their trust, and their help, before all Hell breaks loose.
Neither did I read the back cover of the book nor the summary of the story when I decided to read Chance in Hell.. so I’m a bit clueless as to why would Mr. Kampman titled it Chance in Hell…I even thought of dark things like maybe the protagonist was really in a literal hell… But I smiled to myself, when it turned out, it was the name of the main character… Chance…So it figures!
What I like most about the book is ..there is no boring page in it..all of it speaks action..from the first page up to the last…I find myself turning it eagerly page by page....and when it comes to an end, I want more of it..I even said..that’s it?
I enjoyed a great deal reading within those words, a lot of vampires, werewolves, witches, demons, vampire hunter all pact into one…what more can a paranormalist ask for (is that even a word?..:) )
The story is well-written,..and each of the characters would gnaw at your soul…yeah..like you want to be sympathetic and understanding to each of them, even though you know you have to side with only one....It was a fast-read....with lots of chasing and hiding...
The struggling war between werewolf gangs though for me seems not really elaborated in the book…it mostly centers on romance and the demon-thing (my very own opinion)…I like it absolutely though, the jealousy between the vamp and the were is too much..i giggled sometimes thinking they don’t even have the right to be since Chance didn’t choose who he really wants yet…
It was fascinating that given how unlucky Chance was to land in that situation, he still is very fortunate to find good friends who helped him a lot…
Mr. Kampman provided us a good telltale about supernatural beings, combined into a book of endless adventure, action and magic….
Definitely love this book!
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