by Kevin J. Anderson

Vampire hunter or serial killer? That depends on whether vampires exist . . .

Simon Helsing believes the only way to stop a bad guy with fangs is a good guy with a stake. He has devoted his life to ridding the world of vampires. He hunts them, finds their daytime lairs, and pounds a stake through their hearts.

Lexi Tarada wants to believe. She’s desperate to prove that the strange and impossible can be real. She runs a website for the unexplained and tries to sift through the crazy conspiracy theories to find out what is – or might be – real.

Detective Todd Carrow is a skeptic. Haunted by visions of brutal killings from a previous case, he sees the latest gruesome murders as nothing more than the actions of a madman targeting innocents.

Helsing is convinced he’s doing good, but what if vampires aren’t real and Carrow is right?


A freshly told tale that effectively incorporates elements of mystery and horror, with a trio of central characters who, each in their own way, command the reader’s attention. A fine new novel from a writer who consistently delivers the goods


A diverting mystery from Anderson, told with wit and brio … Fans of lighter vampire fare will want to check this one out

Publishers Weekly

“Stake is a dark and dangerous tale. Devious, twisted, always surprising, and deeply unnerving. Highly recommended!

Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author

The pages turn almost by themselves, because you absolutely, categorically have to find out what happens next

Kirkus Reviews on Spine of the Dragon

Anderson creates a brisk and engaging narrative that should please readers

Booklist on Spine of the Dragon

Kevin J. Anderson has become the literary equivalent of Quentin Tarantino

The Daily Rotation

One of the greatest talents writing today, Kevin J. Anderson is a master of adventures that are filled with dynamic, unforgettable characters

Sherrilyn Kenyon, bestselling author of the Dark-Hunter series

A tension-filled thriller overlaid with fascinating science

Booklist on Kill Zone

Anderson's imagination is as vast as space itself

Booklist on The Saga of the Seven Suns

Kevin J. Anderson

Kevin J. Anderson has published more than 170 books, 58 of which have been national or international bestsellers.He has written numerous novels in the Star Wars, X-Files, and Dune universes, as well as unique steampunk fantasy novels Clockwork Angels and Clockwork Lives, written with legendary rock drummer Neil Peart. His original works include the Saga of Seven Suns series, the Wake the Dragon and Terra Incognita fantasy trilogies, the Saga of Shadows trilogy, and his humorous horror series featuring Dan Shamble, Zombie PI. He has edited numerous anthologies, written comics and games, and the lyrics to two rock CDs.

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Stake by Kevin J. Anderson is available in the following formats

Hardback97807278905354th August 2020148 X 225mm256$28.99
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Ebook97814483042571st June 2020N/A256$10.99
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