Miriam Blaylock's insatiable hunger has never ceased. Her incomparable beauty has made her a legend among the Keepers. She knows the secret of civilisation, and the mysteries of life. In the hollow soul of her mother she has witnessed the agony of undeath. For centuries she has gained the wisdom of God and the wit of the Devil. For centuries she has felt safe. Until now. For Miriam Blaylock, immortality is a thing of the past. He watches, Interpol agent Paul Ward knows of them. The undead. He has battled them, cleansed entire continents of their exquisite poison. He possesses their sacred Book of Names. He knows their weaknesses...and fears his own: Miriam Blaylock. Elusive and toxic, she has escaped his complex network of hunters for years. Seductive and cunnin.