When a series of killings in England points to a new - and feral - vampire, Eleisha, Philip and Wade travel to London to make contact with the terrified creature and to offer him sanctuary to stop the bloodshed. But the vampire they find is not what they expect. Maxim is centuries old, with no memory of anything other than living in the forest and feeding on animals. Now he's gained a taste for human blood. Philip thinks he's too dangerous to save, but Eleisha won't give up - even at the cost of Philip's love and her own life.