Shelby Cort has had enough of working for a big-city police
department. Ricard De Chaux, the notorious le docteur la
mort and ex-Paramount for the Undead in France, has been
escaping for years and now reluctantly works his way back
into human society. They meet in the small town of Shadow
Bay, Michigan—Shelby as Sheriff and Ric as the new county
When dead bodies start to pop up in unlikely places and the
killings go unsolved, Shelby comes under attack from town
officials, the media, and her own co-workers. She finds an
ally in the new ME, both grateful for his support and drawn
by his exotic good looks.
But what Shelby doesn't know is that the killer isn't
human. What she also doesn't know is that the cool,
collected Dr. De Chaux is by night Doctor Death, the new
Overlord of the local Undead, whose top priority is to
protect his new charges. Doctor Death hides one piece of
evidence after another from the Sheriff, as all the while
Ric fills Shelby's off-duty time with longing and passion.
When the killer goes after Shelby and all Ric's secrets are
on the line, where will his allegiance fall?