THE BLADE SERIES
by David Robbins




BLADE #3 VAMPIRE STRIKE


THE MISSION


Driven by a hideous lust for blood, a group called the Vampires was raiding nearby villages and dragging young girls back to the arid San Diego Dead Zone. There, they were the main course at a sick feast. Nobody knew if the Vampires were the vicious inhuman monsters of the legend, or human aberrations twisted by nuclear holocasut. Blade didn't care what there were-he just wanted them dead-even if he had to drive a stake through every one of their hearts.


CREATURES OF THE NIGHT


Blade could see the Vampire's glassy eyes widening in consternation. He raised the M-16 to his right shoulder, sighted, and fired. His initial rounds smacked into the lead Vampire's head, catapulting the ghoul backwards.

Sergeant Havoc, Boone, and Thunder took their cue from the Warrior. Each cut loose with skilled precision.

Caught in the open in a withering spray of automatic gunfire, the Vampires were decimated. Six dropped in half as many seconds, their bodies riddled with holes. Two foolishly tried to reach the bus and were cut to ribbons. Only one was left alive; he wheeled and attempted to flee.