While Markus is sinking deeper into his obsession, Colt continues to work as a paramedic and he also works on solving the mystery of the missing foot. Working hard to save lives, he is still haunted by the faces of those whom he cannot save. A Li also has her own issues and losses to lives with. It is not easy being a foreigner from a poor country with limited English skills. She is determined to do well, and her determination helps keep her alive. Everybody but Markus seems to be working hard on overcoming their limitations.
I really enjoyed reading Code Blood by Kurt Kamm. The author’s personal work experience helps him create vividly real scenes in which I found myself, either holding my breath or cringing as events take place that are outside of my comfort zone. The fact that Code Red, is written about an insane person who believes himself to be a real vampire is also very unnerving. When I read a paranormal, fictional vampire tale, I can get caught up in the unreal, imaginative drama.
However, when I put that book down, the vampire disappears, because they only exist in our imaginations. In Code Blood, when I put the book down, the vampire fetishist didn’t go away, neither did the reality of our own mortality, nor did the illegally-operated funeral home. That is because people or situations like these can really exist. For me that is scarier than anything. I highly recommend this novel.