St. Martin's, Jul 2003, 6.99, 416 pp.
In 558 Glionnen, Talon of Morrigantes watches in horror as he fails to keep the promise he gave to his dying uncle to protect the female members of their family. First his aunt is raped and murdered. Then his clan murders his wife and sister. As they kill him, he vows vengeance and Artemis provides the mechanism. She sends Archeon to train her new recruit on killing the bloodsucking vampires.
In 2003 New Orleans, Dionysius and Camulus see an opportunity to regain lost power and for the latter revenge the death of his son at the hands of Talon. They arrange for Talon to meet Sunshine Runningwolf. As Talon and Sunshine fall in love, they must find a way to prevent her death.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner