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Publication date: April 2013
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As if performing an art restoration of a timeless masterpiece, Brent Monahan reveals the true image of the vampire trapped hidden beneath the layers of myth applied by man.

Rare books curator Simon Penn has learned the sinister truth hidden within the ancient scrolls fate has placed in his care. He has seen it in the vampire Vincent DeVilbiss - and in the woman he loves, Frederika Vanderveen. But DeVilbiss was merely the herald of Hell's most terrible vampiric emissary - one who will stalk them and the scrolls to the ends of the earth and back to Princeton University for a final confrontation - to ensure that the world is plunged into an unending nightmare of blood.

In Monahan's able hands, the vampire transcends past legendary conceptions and modern pop-culture interpretations to become something more...human. Not confined to the night, to mindless bloodlust, to destruction - not even bound by immortality and eternal agelessness. Thoughtful. Charming. Cultured. And flawed. Driven by very human desires and hungers: the lust for power, for pleasure, for freedom - and, after nearly five centuries of servitude to the dark powers, for redemption.


Brent Monahan

Brent Monahan is fascinated with and passionate about questioning the world - and arriving at unique, thoughtful, insightful and, quite often, spear-tip pointedly amusing answers that find their expression in his many novels. Whether he is offering a rational explanation to an historical haunting, as in The Bell Witch: An American Haunting, or delving into the psyches and machinations of such icons of financial and political power as J.P. Morgan in The Jekyl Island Club, Mr. Monahan does so with an unparalleled depth of research and smart, witty writing that has engaged decades of readers and garnered him considerable critical recognition from both reviewers and his peers.

Mr. Monahan has authored twelve novels, two of which have been made into movies - including An American Haunting, starring Donald Sutherland and Sissy Spacek. He has taught writing at Rutgers University and Westminster Choir College of Rider University, even though his terminal degree was in musical arts from Indiana University, Bloomington. He lives in Yardley, Pennsylvania.

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