The discovery of the first body, throat bitten and blood drained, leads police lieutenant Cole Kincaid to believe that a psychotic killer is loose. Similar injuries to the second victim confirms Coles fear: the killer has a vampire complex.
Laurie Michaels wants to prove to her editor at WestLife that she has the talent to be an investigative reporter by getting information out of the notoriously closed-mouthed lieutenant. Attracted to Laurie, yet put off by her profession, Cole agrees to an interview if she will frame her article the way the police have requested.
The quotes from Bram Stokers Dracula left at the crime scenes only fuel the notion that the killer is a vampire, while Cole and Laurie notice a disturbing trend: most victims share Lauries physical attributes. Has the killer targeted her, too?
Patricia Rasey uses readers fear of and fascination with the vampire myth to create a darkly romantic suspense tale. (Jan., www.darkstarpublications.com, dl $3.95, cd $9.95)