Hope Barton, a lieutenant in the Reede County Sheriff's Office, discovers a chamber of horrors in the basement of an old house. What's worse, her ex-lover, Mark Wilder, is locked in one of the cells. He is naked and covered in bites and blood, and he has been changed into a vampire. Unless Hope can reawaken Mark's human desires, he will remain the slave of a vicious predator.
No one in the Sheriff's Office wants to believe the murderer of is a vampire. That hardly surprises Hope, but the authorities' abnormal denial has a more terrifying cause, a predator with irresistable psychic abilities.
Hope finds herself alone against her colleages, a sadistic vampire, and her dangerous ex-lover's conflicting vampiric and human needs. She must overcome Mark's darkest desires, and her own. If they don't destroy the predator, he will go on killing, and he will drag Mark in his murderous wake.