Unlike his power-hungry father, Swiss mercenary leader Christian Durand is a man of principles. When he encounters Grace Gladwell, a somewhat ghostly young women, he thinks he is losing his mind. Grace, who apparently died due to a blow to the head from her abusive father, realizes she is neither alive nor dead, and she understands Christian’s dilemma.
As their unusual relationship develops and their passion grows Grace is able to become corporeal for extended periods. When the vampire Queen Nim Wei insists upon having Christian escort her on an international journey he is suspicious of a plan to pit father against son. As the tale reaches a startling climax Christian and Grace pledge eternal love for one another, though they do not know what Nim Wei and fate have in store for them. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Nov., 352 pp., $7.99)