They self proclaimed themselves the Keepers because they
are responsible for the evolutionary advances and
population increases of mankind. They look at humanity as
prey to eat when the hunger becomes impossible to ignore.
Mostly, they hide their identities from their food source
because they know that their victims would hunt them down
if they knew the truth and death could occur if the
assailant knows how to perform the act properly.
CIA Agent Paul Ward knows about the Keepers since he
realized one of them killed his father. Miriam Blaylock is
a unique Keeper who appreciates the modern age conveniences
developed by her human counterparts. When Paul and Miriam
become aware of one another, they take turns becoming
predators and prey until a unique development occurs that
shocks everyone in the know.
Over a decade ago Whitley Streiber published the 'The
Hunger' and finally gifts his fans with the sequel, THE
LAST VAMPIRE, which holds up well when compared to the
classic first tale. Readers understand Miriam and actually
empathize with her needs that make her a killer. The
obsessed Paul is trapped inside a mental war between his
desires and his need for vengeance. Mr. Streiber remains
an excellent teller of horror tales and belongs with the
elite of the genre.