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Blood Retribution

Aimee Thurlo, David Thurlo. Forge, $23.95 (272pp) ISBN 978-0-7653-0442-1

In Aimee and David Thurlo's Blood Retribution, the second mystery to feature half-vampire Navajo lawman Lee Nez (after 2002's Second Sunrise), Lee and FBI agent Diane Lopez take on a shape-shifting pack of turquoise smugglers, among other supernatural foes. Fans of the authors' Ella Clah series may want to take a pass, but fantasy readers for whom implausibility isn't an obstacle should be satisfied. Agent, Elaine Koster. .