In a desperate bid to save a close mortal friend who's dying of cancer, half-vampire/half-human Amber Lily Bryant sets out to find Frank Stiles, who possesses a life-saving serum made from her own blood, which he's used for his own illicit purposes.

Amber's quest depends on her joining forces with fellow vampire Edge, and convincing him not to exact revenge on Stiles until she's able to retrieve the formula. Yet, even after they become lovers, Edge remains steadfast in his intent.

The latest in Shayne's immensely popular Wings in the Night series, this is a strong effort. Edge is an intriguing hero, well-matched by the sweet but by no means compliant Amber.

The cast of colorful supporting characters and many assorted plot twists will also keep readers entertained. (Mar., 400 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Catherine Witmer