"Feehan Strikes "Gold" again with reprint editon"
A previous attempt to depose the Dark Prince having failed,
the vampires have dispersed to the far corners of the
earth. The hunters have been forced to follow, leaving
their beloved homeland and its healing soil behind. Aidan
Savage is one such man. An intimate of the Prince, he is a
master hunter charged with the task of ridding the New
World of the deadly menace. His soul is at risk however
for, without a lifemate, each kill brings him closer to
turning himself. His home base of San Francisco has
recently been invaded by a band of five vampires. He has
yet to stop the killing spree. He must hunt.
Aidan is unique in several ways. He is fair in color, a
trait that he shares with his reclusive brother Julian. He
also has a loyal human family who cares for his home and
protects him during the vulnerable daylight hours. This
second quirk will later become invaluable to him.
Alexandra Houton is a young woman in her twenties, the sole
guardian of her six-year-old brother and a talented graphic
artist. This last fact has not escaped the notice of the
foremost creator of vampire video games. Excited about the
prospect of this highly desirable career move and the hope
of creating a better life for the child, Alex agrees to an
evening interview at a local restaurant. Unable to leave
her young brother at home alone, she leaves him to wait
outside with a kindly indigent of their acquaintance.
Shortly into the meeting it becomes clear that the wealthy
employer is interested in more than Alex's artistic skills.
Stepping out to check on her brother, Alex finds his
protector brutally slain. The killer is a creature the
likes of whom she has never seen. Attempting to prevent her
mesmerized brother from reaching the demon, Alex is
captured and spirited away to the entrance of the demon's
lair. The vampire has recognized Alex's lifemate potential
and hopes to claim her for himself.
Night is upon them and Aidan has discovered the whereabouts
of the vampire. After a brief battle he dispatches the
betrayer. He then turns to the crazed vampiress of the evil
one's creation. She is clutching a small human child. He
must destroy her before she can slay the child, but
wait....sensations burst upon him like none in his
experience. The woman is no vampiress, but his true
lifemate and she is dying. Now he must save her at any cost.
Alex cannot distinguish between Carpathian and vampire, she
wants no part of Aidan. Will Aidan be able to convince Alex
that they are each other's destiny? Can they combine their
strengths to fight the menace that plagues them? Will they
I thoroughly enjoyed this story. It will be interesting to
see how the pair handles raising a human child, as the boy
grows older and they remain the same. At some point the
child will have to be let in on the secret. If you missed
this title the first time around, this is your chance to
Reviewed by Leslie Tramposch
Posted March 28, 2007