I decided to revisit the sequel to The Ancient today–this is a snippet in which Alasdair is sharing his true nature with Jon, Bruce’s physical therapy nurse:
“I couldn’t let you call for the police, or the highway patrol, or whatever other official agency you were going to notify,” he assured Jon. “We, all three of us, with Jeffrey taking point of course, are going to solve this problem.”
“How did you get me to listen just by telling me not to?” Jon said, his voice still quiet, but getting increasingly pissed off.
“I have that effect on people,” Alastair chuckled. “Ask Jeffrey.”
Jon turned to Jeffrey with an enquiring look.
“He’s telling the truth, Jon. Alasdair is an ancient vampire.”
“Ummm—yeah, and I’m Samuel L. Jackson.”
Read more Snippets here–something for every taste: