There are only two rules that govern the lives of vampires. First, vampires are forbidden to associate with one another. And second, vampires must depart to the Dark Kingdom upon creating a new vampire.
Victor Decimus, once a Roman officer in the days of Jesus of Nazareth, has broken both of these rules. He and his former thrall Paul now live together as lovers, running an exclusive nightclub in Washington, D.C., that caters to those seeking to fulfill their darkest fantasies.
Their life together will be short-lived, however, if agents of the Dark Kingdom have their way—using methods that test both the power and love of the vampire transgressors.
After centuries of feeding on holy monks (in Vampire Vow and Vampire Thrall), Roman aristocrat-turned-bloodsucker Victor Decimus has moved to Washington, D.C.'s Georgetown neighborhood, where he presides over an S&M club in what was once a Catholic church. Now known as Victor Boudreaux, the protagonist of this graphic gay-themed novel remains haunted by Jesus's romantic rejection 2000 years earlier. But Victor has found love with Paul, an artist from Kansas whom he transformed into a vampire, and the two live together in violation of the rules of the "Dark Kingdom," which forbid vampires to associate. The two defy agents of the Dark Kingdom and a devout Jesuit priest, whose lustful young assistant, Kyle, they ruthlessly seduce. Though Schiefelbein occasionally ignores the novel's internal morality and logic for the sake of quick plot turns, this spiritually-tinged potboiler's nonstop progression of lurid gay sex and bloodsucking scenes will titillate fans of the genre.