One of the things I admire about this author is that he gets his writing inspiration from music. The late Duncan Browne's 2nd power-rock album recorded in 1971 is the inspiration that Bledsoe claims compelled him to write this next Memphis Vampire series installment.
In the first book, Count Z, while haunting Europe, was staked in the heart by a human arch-enemy and boxed-up for over 60 years until 1974 when a coroner in the USA removed the stake during an autopsy and brought the evil Count back to unlife. The Count proceeded in finding a nest of younger vampires and took pity on them while educating them to the many vampire myths that were perpetrated. The biggest myth being that sunlight destroys a vampire.
In this next addition, the Count has found his groove in muscle cars of the '70's and purchases one right from under an ex-sheriff whose character is based on Buford Pusser from Walking Tall fame; complete with the swinging lumber. The Count also is intrigued by a mysterious, roadhouse-singing-vamp who claims she can get her daily equivalent of blood by captivating her audience while performing. It is a rush that is unheard of in vampire circles and just might change the unlivelihood of vampires worldwide.
Bledsoe again captures the times of the '70's; the clothes, the cars, the politics, the racial tensions, the mores, and most importantly, the verbiage. There is a good mystery buried in the midst of this nostalgic journey down vampire lane.