Academy Field Trip by Donald Harstad

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Title: Academy Field Trip
Author: Donald Harstad
In: An Apple for the Creature (Charlaine Harris & Toni L. P. Kelner)
Rating Out of 5: 4 (Really good read!)
My Bookshelves: Cops, Paranormal fantasy, Vampires
Dates read: 6th May 2019
Pace: Medium
Format: Short story
Publisher: Ace Books
Year: 2012
5th sentence, 74th page: “Anyhow, that’s as close as they can come,” he said.

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The Academy is teaching young police recruits about those odd cases. But one woman is about to be singled out… and it’s not for the reasons you’ll think.


It was surprising to read a cop story in this collection. Mostly because it’s a collection that is surrounded by ideas of school and teaching. And well, cops aren’t normally what I would associate with such a topic. Having said that, it was still a thoroughly fun and exciting journey to be taken on. And probably a little more enjoyable because it was such a surprise…

Since this was a cop story, I was kind of expecting a typical one – you know, the cops outline an issue, pull a newbie in to help them solve it. And after you turn the last page, you find that the bad guy has been caught, stopped whichever. This didn’t quite work out like that. Actually, it really wasn’t about the bad guy at all. It was more so about the battles that are fought. About the woman who is caught up in a vampire’s snare. And the ways in which the battle for good doesn’t stop, but sometimes does blur the lines a little.

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