For centuries three humaid species shared this world. One was eliminated, leaving two, ourselves and the vampires! Unlike those of legend, vampires live for the most part unseen alongside their human counterparts, sharing their likes and dislikes, loves and tragedies, their lust for blood controlled by the synthetic... until w! Jonathan Owen is resigned to the prospect of compulsory retirement from the British intelligence services. Offered a new role, working for an organisation he kws thing about, Owen is thrust into a nightmare maelstrom of a world facing disaster. Vampire scientists seek answers to their impending doom. A new synthetic must be found but meantime, for more and more of their number, the lust for blood is impossible to resist. Owen finds himself in Paris, the City of Light! His mission, eliminate one rogue vampire! But when he discovers the hunchbacked Albanian might hold the key to everyone's survival, everything changes. In a race against time he suddenly finds he must form new alliances and use all his wits to prevent a descent into chaos; but a reactionary element within the vampire community itself, has very different plans for the future of mankind. Time is running out!