||He just wants it to be over... After 200 years, Stephen Smiths war with the vampire community is beginning to heat up. Long time enemies are dying, and the community hes hated for centuries think hes the killer. The last thing he needs is a bold human female getting into the mix. Madeleine Bryant is trouble from the moment she appears on his doorstep. Shes too clever and too braveand entirely too intriguing for a human. He cant let her live. Now, he just has to stop himself from falling in love with her before he kills her. She just wants to find her cousin... Madeleine Bryant doesnt expect to find vampires when she goes searching for her missing cousin, and she certainly doesnt expect to find a dangerous and compellingly handsome man like Stephen. When she accepts vampires exist, she realizes shes in dangershe knows too much for them to let her live. Still, she teams up with Stephen to discover who killed her cousin. But someone wants Madeleine to think Stephens involved, and she soon realizes they may be right. Now, she has to find a way to free herself from Stephens seductive hold, hide from a community of vampires, and protect her heart against the threat of love. And someone wants them both dead... As Madeleine and Stephen draw closer to the truth, long time friends and brand new enemies merge until its impossible to know whom they can trust. To survive the nights, Madeleine must rely on Stephen, the man who has vowed to kill her.