Missing persons, tormented souls, and everlasting friendships bind the living and the dead.Life hasn't been easy for seventeen-year-old Barry McElroy since his father, an Army veteran, had left the family three years earlier due to his PTSD. A student at Paschal High School, Barry is working late at the library researching a term paper on missing persons. On the way home ambushed by three thugs from The Rosedale Gang, all appears to be lost. Suddenly out of the shadows someone shows up to rescue him--the mysterious and beautiful vampire, Casey Appleton. Barry vows to keep her secret after she saves his life. Discovering through the National Center for Missing and Unidentified Persons System that Casey's niece, Kelly Westland, has gone missing and fearing Kelly may fall into the same scenario that led to Casey's damnation, Barry and the vampire team up and travel to the Appleton family home. What they discover there is more horrifying and sadistic than anyone could ever have imagined. The worst predators known to mankind--or to a vampire--had made its presence known and had to be stopped no matter how high the cost.