Ryker expands his canvas for the follow up to Burden, Kansas---which was excellent. With the survivors from the first tale he takes the show on up the road a bit and involves a neighboring community that has a different sort of vampire problem. New characters add life to the story and moving the vampire up the evolutionary scale a bit make for a compelling story line.
Well written, great characters, told with a sense of the rapid pace that a story of this type requires, and you have a very good vampire/vampire slayer novel. Alan Ryker, who just added to his reputation with the excellent novel The Hoard, is one of the new crew of top notch dark fiction writers.