NOW THERES A REASON FOR VAMPIRES TO FEAR THE DARK . . . In Alices world -a world of the future, where London is a ghost city and the daylight is poisoned by a mysterious Cloud -vampires are real. They are not some paranormal species that hasMoreNOW THERES A REASON FOR VAMPIRES TO FEAR THE DARK .
. . In Alices world -a world of the future, where London is a ghost city and the daylight is poisoned by a mysterious Cloud -vampires are real. They are not some paranormal species that has prowled the earth for millennia, but escapees from a military project gone disastrously wrong. These creatures, only twenty-seven in number, reproduce and garner the name vampires for their strength, speed, superhuman senses .
. . and their taste for human blood. Most of the inhabitants have fled. Those that stay know better than to go into the empty districts, the vampire districts . . . but Alice is a journalist. Shes stubborn that way. Walking home from work one night she discovers a vampire corpse in an alleyway, its head cut in two, and from that moment her life is irretrievably changed. She wakes, two nights later, in a strange bed with a strange man.
She has no memory of how she got there, of where she is or who he is. He tells her his name is Dark, and he is a vampire hunter - oragent, as they call themselves. These agents inject vampire blood in order to gain the strength and abilities they need to hunt the blood drinkers -a process they call juicing.
Their institute is the Temple, a converted hospital buried in its own grounds and unknown, even, to the authorities. And Alice, it seems, is their newest member. A science-fiction vampire novel where humans rule and superhumans fall. *The Standard Edition is slightly abridged for people who prefer a little less atmosphere and a little more pace.