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Vampires have always lived in Eastern Europe. But with the fall of the Soviet Union, they began to spread across the continent, then the world, turning whole populations into vampires - or human cattle. Having overrun India, the far East, and the great cities of North and South America, the forces of Night are now spreading into the countryside to consolidate their conquest.

In a town on the New Jersey shore, the vampires have just arrived, along with their human henchmen, the cowboys, who round up human cattle for the overlords in return for the promise of eternal life - later. For the vampires wish only a few of their own kind to rule, and feed. The rest of humanity are to be helpless herds, the source of the blood of life.

Falsely accused of abuse, Father Joe is drunk in a basement waiting for the end. His superior has betrayed the local Catholic congregation and become a vampire. Sister Carolyn has become a formidable killer of cowboys and vampires. Joe's niece, escaped from the conquest of New York, has made her way south to find him. Brought together by Rabbi Zev Wolpin, who is shaken by the vampires’ fear of the cross and holy water, they plan their resistance. Against all odds, they discover that there just might be a way for humanity to really fight back. But first they will have to kill the vampire king of New York.

©2004 F. Paul Wilson (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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SUCH A WELCOME SURPRISE

I purchased this book because, essentially, I'll buy anything with vampires in it. To say that I was surprised is an understatement. It is fantastic, better even, in my humble opinion, than Salem's Lot, which I read at least twice a year.

Incredible stuff.

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  • 09-04-21

Fantastic

The best vampire novel in a very long time. I only with there was more to come.

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  • Ashley Pingatore
  • 23-12-20

Yikes

I’m usually a huge F Paul Wilson fan, LOVE all his books... just not this one. Too much horrible content. (he goes into graphic detail of how a young boy is brutally tortured and murdered, this is what sets the tone for the book)
Bottom line, I wasn’t a fan and the book left me feeling disturbed and upset.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-12-20

One of my absolute favorite books!

One of my absolute favorite books! I have read it dozens of times had to purchase several copies and I'm very excited to now have it and in audio format!

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  • Hans K.
  • 02-12-20

A classic vampire story in our modern world

Wilson never fails to impress. Wilson has taken classic vampire lore and intertwined it into a story of our modern world. This is another easy to read book for one to get lost in from Wilson.

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  • Joy
  • 17-11-20

Good Vampire Story

I read "The Keep" by F. Paul Wilson back in the '80s. It was a terrifying pseudo-vampire tale that compelled me to keep the lights on all night long.

While "Midnight Mass" is based on typical vampire lore, the three main characters are well-developed and likeable and the ending is a good one.

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  • Tod M. Clark
  • 31-12-20

Among Greatest Vampire Novels Ever

MIDNIGHT MASS is an excellent classic horror novel that I read several years ago and am thankful this classic is now available via audiobook. Hope an entire new generation of horror fans listen to this fantastic vampire tale.

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  • Jimmy
  • 22-11-20

Not the best

I was hoping for a horror book. But this book turned out to be just a 1980 s vampire book. Werid sexual stuff in the whole book very little actually horror. I'm finished the book just hoping it would get better.