In the 16th book in the Chronicles of Saint-Germain, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro brings the vampire to the United States. In MIDNIGHT HARVEST (4), Saint-Germain has fled Civil War Spain for 1930s San Francisco and reunites with his past lover Rowena, who is considering following the Dark Prince into eternal life. An assassin is after the vampire and is targeting anyone remotely connected with Saint-Germain. The killer Cenere is almost more charming than Saint-Germain himself, which makes him one of the more frightening villains Yarbro has created. Well-written and evocative with an exciting setting in the historical California wine country, this novel will thrill Yarbro devotees. Readers of the vampire genre unfamiliar with Saint-Germain would do well to discover this unusual, compelling creature of the night. (Sep., 432 pp., $24.95)

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Jen Talley Exum