I was prepared to really enjoy this book, but instead found myself totally underwhelmed. Whereas the movie (and, I figured, the book)focuses on what happens to the town of Barrow, Alaska, this book puts that incident in the background and instead focuses on FBI Special Agent Andy Gray.
Based some time after those events in Barrow, Andy is trying to figure out exactly what happend to his partner, Paul. He spends a lot of time going back and forth with himself (Is Paul a vampire? There's no such thing as vampires. Is Paul a member of the blood-sucking undead? There's no such thing as the blood-sucking undead.) until I was ready to scream.
Although there are slightly enjoyable parts to the book, the majority of those center around Stella Olemaun, a survivor from Barrow who wrote a book about the events that happened there.
I'm going to pass on picking up the other books in the series, unless I can find one that starts out as good as the prologue of this book, which dealt exclusively with Barrow, Alaska, and its residents.
This is a novel to coincede with the Graphic novel, 30 Days of Night, soon to be a major motion picture, starring Josh Harnett.
FBI AGENT ANDY GRAY USED TO HAVE A GRIP ON THINGS, BUT THAT WAS BEFORE THE VIOLENT CONFRONTATION WITH THE TERRIFYING CREATURE THAT HAD ONCE BEEN HIS FORMER PARTNER & FRIEND TURNED HIS WORLD UPSIDE DOWN.