The Strain, the Fall, the Night Eternal

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Series: The Strain Trilogy (1-3)
Categories: Fiction
He had refused to go to a hospital, and Eph agreed that was out of the question anyway. His arm was badly bruised but not broken. His pulse rate was low, but steady and improving. Eph wanted Setrakia...n to sleep, but not with painkillers. So before going in to check on him after nightfall, Eph opened Kelly’s kitchen liquor cabinet. He picked up a bottle of scotch, once his crutch, and set it aside, pouring the old man a more gentle brandy.Setrakian said it wasn’t the pain that bothered him. “Failure keeps one awake.”The mention of failure reminded Eph that he had not found Kelly. Part of him wanted to believe that this was still a reason to hope.“You did not fail,” said Eph. “The sun failed.”Setrakian said, “He is more powerful than I knew. I suspected it, maybe … dreaded, certainly … but never knew. He is not of this earth.”Eph agreed. “He is a vampire.”“No—not of this earth.”Eph was worried about the old man having taken a blow to the head. “We hurt him, bottom line.MoreLess
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