Mira, Mar 2003, 6.99, 400 pp.
The enemy tortures Colonel Willem Stone to provide them with the names of the American spies inside their training camp. Will denies there are any, insisting technology enables the United States to know their plans. When the pains becomes too hard to consciously handle, his mind vanishes into some other place so that he will not reveal the names of the thirteen people working undercover for America. This place inside his mind looks like an ancient world consisting of Gypsies and vampires. One Gypsy has his full attention as Sarafina is so full of life, but she is changed into a vampire in front of his eyes.
Not long afterward, Will regains consciousness in a hospital, but the memories of Sarafina seem so real to him and where he dredged it up from is outside his understanding, but he assumes it is a fantasy. That belief ends when he meets Sarafina and quickly falls in love with her.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner