In 2012, Jonathan Maberry launched V-Wars, a shared-world anthology published by IDW that does something old by doing something new: there’s a virus that turns some people into vampires, but not pop-culture vampires, but rather whatever the vampire is from the folklore of their ethnic heritage. I did two stories for the series, and this is my second: “Streets of Fire,” from the third anthology Night Terrors, in which a reporter is embedded with the Vampire Crimes Unit of the NYPD. (I read my first story, “The Ballad of Big Charlie,” in three parts as episode 29.)
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