This is the first book by Liz Maverick I've read. It won't be my last (I've already ordered the sequel called Taste of Crimson. I have been looking for a different book about vampires for a while now. This one takes a modern city, called Crimson City, and populates it with vampires in the sky, humans on the earth, and werewolves beneath it.
Vampires live lives of luxury, eating drinking and being merry in rich skyscrapers. They live from the use of blood banks, band together for mutual support and protection, and keep each other from doing anything criminal--like allowing their dark natures to gain ascendancy. They seem like really nice moral people.
The humans however, are traitorous, murderous, and revenge driven. All they seem to care about is regaining their dominance over the world by killing all those not human. They even create human cyborgs like Frankenstein's monster to use as killing machines, not caring about the men they use to do this. Wiping memories with evil dispatch,they blithely create killing machines.
The werewolves are the least understood in the city. Hardly ever seen, except for one memorable occasion in the book, they represent the lowest caste of people,and therefore easy to blame for things.
Standing aside from all, and loyal to no one are the rogue vampires--made vampires, or humans that have been bitten. These men and woman are vampires that either wanted to be vamps, or were made vamps against their wills, and could not adapt to their new realities. They hate everyone, and represent wild card in the city. Acting like mercenaries, they have no loyalty beyond themselves.
I gave this book four stars, because there is always room for improvement no matter how good a book is. Make no mistake, this book is very good.