When Amara Parsons gets a call in the middle of the night, she expects a body–but even this professional vampire hunter isn’t prepared for the butchered victims surfacing all over the city.
Amara is familiar with the unusual and bizarre. When bodies start showing up with the tender areas missing, it sets off an alarm– even for her. However, when Amara is paired up with Christopher Hoyt, a hunter from a program overseas, she assumes the work will be harder than ever. She can barely get along with her partner, Stephanie, who is a borderline hippy, let alone a hunter with a history of going rogue and a werewolf. They must work fast because time is running out. Along with the murders, is a threat of a vampire uprising vampire. The hunters must seek help from the vampire overseeing the city to keep one step ahead. Now the group needs to find their killer and keep from killing one another before it’s too late.
“I thought you said she was cut up?” Amara asked him sharply.“She is,” Jeremy said with a glare as he walked closer to the body with them. Jeremy knelt down beside the corpse. He already had a pair of surgical gloves on for his protection. Amara put her own on as she followed him over.“Her throat was ripped out by some sort of animal,” he pulled a flap of skin aside to show the ragged edges of skin and muscle, then he moved down to her ribs. “The bones here were cut by a knife. Look at the smooth edges. Not cracked or broken; just cut.” He moved down lower again, “even the tissue in her back is in nice clean strokes. Almost surgical.”“Then why were we called here?” Amara sighed deeply. “This looks like a human could have done it with a pet dog.”“You’ve seen a dog with a mouth that big?” Jeremy gave her a condescending smile. “Okay, okay. I get it. We’re looking for a lycanthrope who will likely have a doggy bag. I assume there’s already a team out searching?” Amara looked over the girl’s throat again and sighed.