By Tanya Huff
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Vicki Nelson, previously of Toronto’s murder unit and now a personal detective, witnesses the 1st of many vicious assaults which are now plaguing the town of Toronto. As dying follows unspeakable dying, Vicki is pressured to resume her tempestuous dating together with her former associate, Mike Celluci, to prevent those forces of darkish magic—along with one other, unforeseen ally…
Henry Fitzroy, the illegitimate son of King Henry VIII, has discovered over the process his lengthy lifestyles easy methods to combination with people, the way to deny the decision for blood in his veins. with out him, Vicki and Mike wouldn't live to tell the tale the traditional strength of chaos that has been unleashed upon the world—but in doing so, his identification might be uncovered, and his lifestyles forfeit.
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She couldn’t see a damned factor. Henry will be useless at her ft and she’d by no means. . . . He wasn’t particularly at her toes. He lay sprawled over the tipped sofa, part lined in torn upholstery. And he wasn’t useless. The lifeless have a posture the residing are not able to mimic. very unlikely to prevent, glass glittered within the carpet like an indoor ice box. The balcony door, the espresso desk, the television—the a part of Vicki proficient to watch in the course of catastrophe inventoried different coloured shards as she moved. Henry seemed to be in little higher form than his house. She wrestled the solarium door closed, forcing it via drying, sticky puddles of yellow fluid, then dropped to 1 knee via the sofa and pressed her palms opposed to the damp epidermis of Henry’s throat. His pulse was once so gradual that every carrying on with beat got here virtually as an afterthought. “Is that ordinary? How the hell am I alleged to inform what’s common for you? ” As lightly as attainable, she untangled him from the upholstery and found that, miraculously, no bones appeared damaged. His bones have been very heavy, she spotted, as she conscientiously straightened legs and arms and she or he questioned wildly if he’d gotten them from the vampirism or from a extra mortal heredity—not that it mattered a lot now. He’d been reduce and gouged in a couple of locations, either through the shards of glass and through what she needed to suppose have been the demon’s talons. the injuries, even the private, bled sluggishly if in any respect. His epidermis used to be cool and damp, his eyes had rolled again, and he was once thoroughly unresponsive. He was once in surprise. And regardless of the validity of the vampire legends, Vicki knew they have been unsuitable approximately something. Henry Fitzroy used to be not more undead than she was once; he was once loss of life now. “Damn. rattling! rattling! ” With one hand guiding Henry’s physique in order that it slid down onto the torn cushions, she heaved the sofa again upright, knelt back beside it and reached for her bag. The small blade of her Swiss military knife used to be sharpest—she used it much less frequently—so she set its facet opposed to the outside of her wrist. the surface dimpled and he or she paused, sending up a silent prayer that this could paintings, that regardless of the legends have been incorrect approximately, they’d be correct approximately this. It didn’t harm up to she anticipated. She pressed the reduce to his lips and waited. A pink drop rolled out the nook of his mouth, drawing a line in pink throughout his cheek. Then his throat moved, a small convulsive swallow. She felt his lips mildew themselves to her wrist and his tongue lap as soon as, two times on the flowing blood. The hair at the again of her neck rose and, nearly involuntarily, she pressed the wound more durable opposed to his mouth. He started to feed, sucking frantically at the start, then extra lightly while whatever in him discovered he wasn’t going to be denied. Will he comprehend whilst to prevent? Her respiring grew ragged because the sensations touring up her arm prompted answering sensations in different components of her physique. Will I manage to cease him if he doesn’t? mins, 3, she watched him feed and through that point it was once all he was—hunger, not anything extra.