Joe Pitt solves problems. Want to know who's selling a new drug in the community? Give him a call. Of course, in No Dominion, Charlie Huston's sequel to Already Dead, the community consists of vampires.
Snake Plissken as the hero of The Big Sleep...written by Anne Rice.
In conceiving his world (a New York City divided by vampire clans, each with different reasons to hate Pitt), Huston gives a fading genre a fresh afterlife.