Cold Iron, by Josh Loomis, has an interesting take on the Vampire Mythos. In this novel, the vampires have gone public, and are protected by law.
While the undead are now a part of society, somebody who dies 35 years ago is a new thing, as Detective Seth Fasil finds out when he is found stumbling around a cementary, long after his burial.
He then meets Morgan Everson, another Detective, who is now working at the same police department that Seth used to work at. While the two main characters work well together, the part where Morgan updates Seth about the events of the past 35 years rings very false, especially since she decides not to tell him about the vampires, for no reason that is ever revealed.
From there, the story of Seth trying to uncover what happened to him interweaves with Morgan’s investigations into a series of Vampire murders in the city.
The cast of characters grows from there, and all of the supporting cast add to the story. There are some good twists and reveals in the story, and the vampire politics are hinted at, without being fully explained.
The book feel like a first part of a series, with hints about Seth’s story that I hope will be resolved in the future.
Overall, the novel is a light and easy read, with just enough depth to keep it interesting.