Dominic has decided to end his ancient life in a blaze of glory. He deliberately ingests the parasites that help control the vampire rogues, so that he can infiltrate and then destroy the vampires in South America. For some time Dominic has kept his sanity thanks to vivid dreams of a Jaguar woman warrior. Their burgeoning relationship has been a delight, but he always assumed he invented her.
Solange Sangria too has vivid dreams that have sustained her as she battles her evil father; the sudden discovery that her dream lover is real is a shock. Both Solange and Dominic expect to die soon, but now that they have each other to live for, can they somehow triumph? (BERKLEY, Sep., 400 pp., $25.95)