Special investigator Whit Pynchon and crime reporter Annie Tyson-Tyree race against time to find the psychotic killer who is murdering the wives and girlfriends of all the cops in the small West Virginia town of Millbrook.
"All a good mystery should be."
His power began in the ancient world, long before you and I were born. He is the master vampire. And he's here. Now. Imagine a vampire brought back to life by a crazy old man in a sleepy coastal village. Imagine a horror so unspeakable, so threatening, that no one is safe. No one is immune. Now imagine yourself the only person in town who believes the truth, the only person who can halt the terror. Then keep your eyes wide open. Look over your shoulder. Because this isn't your imagination. This is for real. Sleep only if you dare…
"A Diverting Vampire Tale"
An interrupted burglary on a peaceful Milbrook street ends in the stabbing of a citizen and the murder of a cop. And that's only the beginning of a criminal nightmare for special investigator Whit Pynchon. Whit has good reason to believe that the bloody B. & E. is the latest in a rash of break-ins committed for the same reason: to steal firearms. Even worse, the culprits may be neo-Nazi terrorists, who rove through small towns like Milbrook, committing robberies as part of a larger, more treacherous plan.
It's no laughing matter when a terrified three-year-old girl is kidnapped from Milbrook's Fun Time Day Care Center by a man in a clown mask. It's every parent's worst nightmare - and a delicate matter for Raven County's special investigator, Whit Pynchon. The little girl's frantic mother is certain that her ex-husband is responsible and it looks as if Whit may have only a routine custody battle on his hands. But when a mysterious prowler begins stalking another child from the same day care center, Whit is convinced that the snatched toddler is facing a much uglier - and possibly deadly - fate.