The hard facts:
Title: The Book With No Name
Publisher: Michael O'Mara (reprint April 2012)
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After a massive massacre in small town Santa Mondega five years ago, things have mostly gone back to normal. Now, another full solar eclipse is due in this small US town, and the citizens are getting nervous. A federal detective for paranormal activities arrives in town and is paired with an otherwise retired cop, who no-one likes. A woman, who was severely injured during the last massacre awakes from her coma only to find her care-givers murdered gruesomly. A couple of monks are deployed from the secluded island of Hubal to retrieve the "Eye of the Moon", which has been stolen once again.
What ensues is massive bloodshed, especially after the killer from five years ago, Bourbon Kid, re-appears in town. While the corpses pile up, several parties are now haunting for the mysterious gem and a book without name and without an author seems to hold the key to the mystery. As the town prepares for the moon festival held during the eclipse, the dark forces are about to take over power, which ends in an epic show-down.
I LOVE it! It's so Tarantino-esque that I actually want to see Tarantino making a movie about it. I could be seen giggling while reading it and imagine the over-the.top scenes (yes, I enjoy really dark humor!). If you enjoyed "From Dusk Till Dawn", do yourself a favor and read this book. I am just reading the next book in the Bourbon Kid series, and hope that the author keeps up his work. I think you'll either love it or hate it. There's plenty of violence and bloodshed. There's morbid humor. It's not high literature, but I enjoyed it nevertheless.