Morgan de Ventana has got a chance to avenge the murder of his father. His archenemy, the vampire Nicolai Kesslanski, is at last in his grasp.
India has protected a secret all her life. The same secret her parents were murdered by Nicolai Kesslanski for keeping connected by their knowledge of a common enemy and the mystery surrounding him, can the two find a way to defeat Kesslanski and keep their own lives?
"Please, India, tell me what you know."
She raised her chin and looked into his eyes. "I know nothing."
Morgan shook his head. She was lying. Frustration welled up inside him. He wanted to scream. He wanted to take her by the shoulders and shake the information out of her. He ran a hand through his disheveled hair. Most of it pulled free from the tie at the back to fall across his face.
Violence would not get him what he wanted. He made a placating gesture with his hands and took a deep breath. When he spoke again, his voice was ragged with the strain of the long hard road he'd taken to find the vampire. "Nicolai was once my father's friend. He murdered him the same way he killed your grandfather. For months I have tracked him and tried to get close enough to kill him. I almost had him in London. He must not escape again." He stared at her, willing her to see the pain and the need in his eyes. "Tell me what you know, please. I will avenge your family as well as my own."
India shook her head. "I don't know that I can trust you, Morgan. It could mean the end of my life. Or worse. Nicolai Kesslanski might get his hands on the one thing that has the power to make him invincible. That same power is the only thing capable of destroying him. If he gets his hands on it..." She shuddered. "No. I have to protect it."
"Please, India." Morgan's eyes beseeched her.
India hesitated. "I am sorry. I cannot tell you what you want to know."