First published: November 2002
Four wealthy women kidnapped.
Three ransoms demanded and paid.
Two bodies returned, mutilated and drained of blood.
One man determined to avenge the wrongs of his past.
Nikki James is in San Francisco at the request of her partner and best friend, Jake. The wife of an old friend is missing, and Jake intends to find her--whatever the cost. While the authorities believe the kidnapping’s to be the work of a sick mind, Nikki knows it is something much worse. Vampires. Six of them. And they who she is, and why she’s there.
Michael Kelly has just returned from a vampire hunting expedition in his homeland, wants to spend some much-needed relaxation time with Nikki. But when he discovers she’s gone to San Francisco to pursue the vampire gang currently terrorising the city, he has no choice but to follow. Not only to keep her safe from the gang, but because he fears the psychic talents she’s beginning to develop. Abilities she should not have and cannot control.
The chase takes them through the sewers and tunnels of San Francisco. As the body count begins to rise, so too does the danger. Michael isn’t the only one aware of Nikki’s new abilities, and she becomes a target. But Nikki has no intention of obeying Michael’s demands that she leave. She’s tired of playing it safe, and wants him to realise it’s all or nothing. She’s either a full partner in his life, or she’s out.
But nothing prepares her for the price she has to pay for her stubbornness--the life of someone she loves.