Vampire Hunter

Vampire Hunter

by Michael Romkey

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Entombed for almost a century in the corpse of the Titanic at the bottom of the icy north Atlantic, the Vampire is finally released by a treasure-hunting expedition--that never makes it back alive.


In a small South Carolina town, a stranger calling himself Charles Gabriel seeks desperate help from a beautiful psychiatrist. But while irresistible sexual passions are stirred by supernatural powers, the town falls victim to a horrifyingly rampant surge of an unearthly evil.


Torn by his loyalty to a centuries-old, unholy brotherhood, the Vampire longs to be freed from his hunger, but he has become the prey of those who seek vengeance against him. Now the only escape is Death. . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780449002001
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/01/1999
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 4.21(w) x 6.84(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Michael Romkey is a newspaper editor. He and his family live in Bettendorf, Iowa. Address E-mail correspondence to: and visit him online at

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Vampire Hunter 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Michael Romkey is an exceptional writer when it comes to descriptions, building a mood, and providing vivid graphic violence. Unfortunately, he does not seem to be able to tell a story. The plot behind the Vampire Hunter was truly disappointing and lacked focus. I don't mean to be overly critical; there is a storyline with a variety of characters, the building of a plot, and then everything sort of coming together at the end. However, it's lackluster, with predictable and stereo typed people with what comes down to a really silly ending. The main gist of the story begins when the Vampire, Dante Gabriel Rosetti (Charles) is awoken and freed from being trapped in the Titanic when a movie crew makes an attempt to raise the ship from the bottom of the ocean. Being unconscious for about 80 years leaves this Vampire with no memory of who he is or any of his past. Through some aimless raveling he enters an asane asylum of his own free will and becomes a patient of psychiatrist Dr. Abigail (Abby) Bloome who makes it her personal mission to help him rediscover himself.The rest of the story is a variety of episodes of Charles fighting his own demons, good and evil in between a number of sessions with the good psychiatrist. Not only are the local police and FBI involved in recent brutal killings, but a Charles Bronson like character makes it his personal vendetta to find the Vampire who killed his wife on the ship that was part of the film crew trying to raise the Titanic. As far as a Vampire story goes, it's a disappointing one. What it comes down to once again is, you have a Vampire who has a conscience; he knows what he is and he's going to try resist it. In this story he find a companion in a professional therapist who's going to help him get control over his inner demons - his Hunger. Michael Romkey has tremendous potential as a writer. His wording, his descriptions, and the overall mood he creates makes reading the individual paragraphs a pleasure. I'll continue to purchase his books because sooner or later, he's going to write a fantastic novel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
when i first read romkey's I, Vampire, i was so impressed. here was a vampire book that was different from most, and outstandingly done. but as the 'series' went on, the novels started to get weaker and weaker, but now, finally, romkey has written a novel as good as his first ones.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was overly typical. I knew what was going to happen before the characters did. Not my favorite Romkey novel.