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Dracula's Brothers

Novel by Robert Lory (USA) 1973.

In the third book in Lory's Dracula Returns series, Dracula is forced to take an unwilling stand against a flock of highly trained hybrid bats, to whom he feels more kinship than to humans. The bats are being controlled by a madman and his twin brother, in search of both financial reward and vengeance against such scientists who could not see the value of his research, one of whom is Dracula's controller, Damien Harmon...

Easily the most 'pulp' of this series of pulp novels, there are obvious comparisons to the Spider and other classic vigilante heroes. Here we have a mad megalomaniac working from an underground base and using outlandish weapons: bats. But Harmon is also using an outlandish weapon: the biggest bat of them all, Count Dracula! Of more importance to the rest of the series, while the bats attack the United Nations building in New York, we are introduced to a human 'enemy': Hank Navarre, a policeman with strong feelings against Harmon's assistant, Cameron Sanchez, whom he helped to kick off the force after he was framed. Another fun if inconsequential entry into a tacky series.


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