In Japan in 1180 rather than accept defeat in battle the warrior monks of the Temple of Mii-dera commit suicide. The last, Saito Arisada, is turned into a vampire. Arisada vows that no matter how many lifetimes it takes, he will find the reincarnation of his lover who betrayed the Temple and kill him. Eight-hundred years later, Arisada sees that soul in the emerald eyes of the human Tatsu Cobb, and knows he still loves that soul. If he spares Tatsu’s life, Arisada will betray all he swore to avenge and lose all honor. Yet how can he kill his soulmate?
Human Tatsu Cobb hunts the dark streets of Seattle’s Vampire Quarantine for the monster that slaughtered his family. The last of a noble Japanese house, Tatsu is driven to find the killer and the truth behind the murders. When he meets Arisada, the vampire calls him beloved and kisses him. Engulfed by a passion he has never known before, Tatsu falls for the beautiful creature. Yet vengeance and honor demand Tatsu turn away from Arisada’s love.
When Seattle’s vampire Master threatens to destroy all humanity, Tatsu and Arisada join forces to fight to save the city. To lose means they will give their lives but never their honor. To win, they might gain the freedom to love each other for eternity.