‘Since reading Lumley’s Necroscope series, I know that vampires really do exist.’ H.R. Giger
‘Like the vampires it so full-bloodedly portrays, Brian Lumley's Necroscope series just gets stronger. His lively mix of action and monstrosity transmutes the base cliché of the vampire and turns it into a wonderfully contemporary bane.’ Fear Magazine
‘This fourth volume in the popular series pays particular homage to Bram Stoker's Dracula … Lumley retains much of the florid melodrama that Stoker reveled in, with an increased explicitness suited to the present day. Still, the traditions are there: vampires can change form, are vulnerable to silver and garlic and must receive permission before entering either a dwelling or a mind. Lumley provides more rationale than Stoker [to] give the novel an Ian Fleming/Stephen King crossover feel … a fast-moving tale of the primal horror of an undead parasite worthy of Stoker's original.’ Publishers Weekly
Robbed of his supernatural powers, Harry Keogh is back from Starside, the vampire sourceworld. A mere man again - denied access to the metaphysical Möbius Continuum, no longer able to communicate with the dead - now he must rebuild his life in a world made safe only through his efforts. But safe for how long?
E-Branch, Britain's mindspy organisation, wants Harry back with his invaluable talents intact. Likewise the Great Majority, his countless dead friends across the world, who know that he's needed as never before. For the old thread has risen anew!
Crumbling in their graves, the teeming dead fear for Harry. If the ex-Necroscope can't find and destroy the last of the Ferenczys, that nightmare vampire dynasty, they know that the vampire will find him. He must regain his powers - or risk becoming a vampire himself, undead forever...