What place is there in society for a blood-sucking vampire, what potential to lead a normal life? Or does such an abomination even deserve to live?
With improved strength and reflexes, Anne Perrin is adjusting to her new life as a vampire better than most due to an implant Charlie Z installed in her. As a cyborg and CEO of one of the largest technology companies in the world, his invention keeps her hypermetabolism under control and manageable--and keeps the vampire who’s stalking her, William, out of her head. Ironically, for the first time in her life, she’s not plagued with loneliness and endless fears. Although she retained aspects of her humanity, happiness for creatures of the shadow is short-lived.
When Charlie collapses suddenly, Anne discovers that his life is in jeopardy. Inside his lab, his real body is on life support, kept alive by machines while his conscience was transferred into the cyborg brain and body he created. Unable to risk returning to his real body because death could become permanent if the transfer is unsuccessful, he’s trapped inside a synthetic form that’s now unable to sustain his life force. His only option is to return to his estranged master in the remote reaches of China to ask for help.
From the moment Anne and Charlie separate, everything that can go wrong does. Anne is kidnapped and learns that an army of vampire minions are being created from her tainted blood, but, as their sire, she can impose her will over them--potentially making her the keystone to the deadliest threat mankind has ever faced.