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(A book in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series)
A novel by Pierce Askegren
THE LATE SHOW MAY BE YOUR LAST.
Sunnydale, California, hosts more than its fair share of action and horror. It's understandable, then, that news of the long-closed Sunnydale Drive-In's grand reopening with a scheduled night-long festival of classic action and horror movies is met with disinterest or disdain by Buffy, Willow, and Cordelia. Only Xander, who has been spending his afternoons on the drive-in's work crew, is eager to enjoy the rewards of his effort.
Buffy is too distracted to sit and take in a movie, anyway. A frightening encounter with a werewolf ends with its vanishing -- not into the woods, but evaporating like a ghost before her eyes. Suspicious people in dated clothing and hairstyles are spotted throughout town but don't appear to be the usual vampires.
And most disturbing, a sleeping sickness begins to sweep over town, leaving those affected in a state of extreme drowsiness -- or a coma.
It's no wonder no one notices the distinguished-looking gentleman of indeterminate age. His name is Balsamo. At least, that's what he's calling himself this century. But Xander simply knows him as "Boss" and has been promised a prime parking space for the upcoming evening's spectacle...
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy