When vampire Baron Rudolfo Zginski was staked in Wales, the last thing he expected was to reawaken in Memphis, sixty years later. Hoping to learn how to cope in this new era, he tracks down a nest of teenage vampires, who have little knowledge of their true nature. He begins to teach them but they must learn quickly, for there’s a new drug created to destroy vampires.
For twenty-five gold pieces a day Eddie LaCrosse will handle any problem short of murder. When he almost runs down a woman in serious trouble he promises to protect her but is attacked by unknown assailants and left for dead beside her mutilated body. His quest for payback leads him to royal scandals, a notorious crime lord, a dragon cult, and a duplicitous femme fatale.
Bledsoe returns with an all-new tale of intrigue and murder. . . . For twenty-five gold pieces a day, plus expenses, Eddie LaCrosse will take on most any case. But the unexpected delivery of a coffin in the dead of winter forces LaCrosse to look back at a bygone chapter in his past--and the premeditated murder of a dream.
Vampire Baron Rudolfo Zginski, staked in 1915 Wales, rises anew in 1975 Memphis. With the help of a group of young, modern vampires he has learned to navigate this new era but danger lurks: a celebrity sheriff is obsessed with revenge, the young vampires begin to question his leadership and two vampire sisters, nursing a lethal grudge, resurface.
It should have been a case like any other: a missing princess, a king willing to pay in gold for her return. But before he realizes it, private investigator Eddie LaCrosse, a sword jockey with a talent for discretion and detection, is swept up in a web of mystery and deceit involving a murdered royal heir, a queen accused of an unspeakable crime, and the tragic past he thought he'd left behind.