Heather Wallace is an FBI Special Agent who has been on the trail of a killer for 3 years. She feels that she is getting close to catching them. Then the killer leads her to New Orleans and Dante. Is he the killer? Or is he the next victim? The latest murder happens outside of a club that he owns so which is it. Can she trust him?
She starts having feelings for Dante even if she can't really comprehend that he is night kind (vampire). Those are for storybooks weren't they? The killer keeps leaving messages that keep leading her back to Dante. Can she trust the feelings she has begun to have for him or is he really the killer just playing with her?
New Orleans is a wonderful place and is a particularly good setting for vampire books, as it just has that kind of feel to the place. Dante is like a lost soul and is having a hard time finding himself, so he hides behind his band and his music and keeps the publicity making him mysterious so no one gets too close. He starts having feelings for Heather as well but does not want to put her in danger from either himself or from the killer. She drags an unwilling Dante into the search for the killer. Can they overcome their feelings for each other long enough to catch a killer? Before the killer catches them?
I think this was a really good book. The only thing that I think subtracted from it was that you had to go to the back to look up words almost constantly. That too me subtracted from the read as you had to stop reading to go and look up words and then come back to it. It was like being in grade school again and having a hard time reading, as I didn't know the meaning of a lot of words yet.
HIS NAME IS DANTE. Dark. Talented. Beautiful. Star of the rock band Inferno. Rumored owner of the hot New Orleans nightspot Club Hell. Born of the Blood, then broken by an evil beyond imagination. HIS PAST IS A MYSTERY. F.B.I. Special Agent Heather Wallace has been tracking a sadistic serial murderer known as the Cross Country Killer, and the trail has led her to New Orleans, Club Hell, and Dante. But the dangerously attractive musician not only resists her investigation, he claims to be "nightkind": in other words, a vampire. Digging into his past for answers reveals little. A juvenile record a mile long. No social security number. No known birth date. In and out of foster homes for most of his life before being taken in by a man named Lucien DeNoir, who appears to guard mysteries of his own. HIS FUTURE IS CHAOS. What Heather does know about Dante is that something links him to the killer -- and she's pretty sure that link makes him the CCK's next target. Heather must unravel the truth about this sensual, complicated, vulnerable young man -- who, she begins to believe, may indeed be a vampire -- in order to finally bring a killer to justice. But Dante's past holds a shocking, dangerous secret, and once it is revealed not even Heather will be able to protect him from his destiny....