As a vampire, Lucius believes that he is happy alone until he meets a woman whose mind can block his psychic enticements. This intrigues him and once he sees her, he is smitten by her extraordinary beauty. She does not return the attention and has no love for the creature he is, leaving him to watch after her as she drives away giving him only a first name. But Lucius cannot get the beauty off his mind.
Debra is the beauty with hair the color of flame and eyes the shade of a brewing storm. Men everywhere have tried to claim her as their own, but she wants nothing to do with them since she can read their minds and see what they truly desire. Instead, she focuses on her career as an agent in a covert organization known as the Institute for the Study of Paranormal Phenomena. All agents have been carefully trained to use their unique psychic gifts to keep society safe from creatures most mortals believe are mythical, and also others with strong psychic gifts who use those gifts to harm others. The agency is small with only a handful of gifted team members but they operate all over the world.
Suddenly there are deaths that cannot be explained and when sent to investigate they find disturbing clues that tell them a rogue vampire is committing the crimes. Lucius discovers that this ancient one has no emotions and will not follow the newer rules that allow other immortals to co-exist with mankind. When mortals start dropping like flies including Debra’s partner, Lucius takes the initiative and involves the covens. Lucius’s love for Debra grows and she falls for him even though she doesn’t want to.
In the battle that ensues, casualties are higher than estimated and Debra will be one of them unless he turns her. Knowing how she feels about vampires, he is reluctant. Can he make that decision or will he let her go?