Washington, D.C. … capital of an empire. Powerful. Exhilarating. Corrupt. And in the shadows … vampires far older than the nation itself.
A power unto himself, Duncan has served at Raphael’s side for nearly the entire two hundred years of his existence. But long laid plans have finally borne fruit, and the time has come for Duncan to leave Raphael and tackle the greatest challenge of his life. He will face treacherous vampires and murderous humans. He will rock the halls of human power if necessary. But Washington, D.C. will be his.
Emma Duquet cares nothing for vampire politics. She just wants to find her missing roommate and best friend, Lacey. But Lacey’s been playing with vampires of a particularly dangerous kind, and Emma will have to deal with the new vampire in town if she’s going to find her friend.
Battling powerful enemies who will stop at nothing to keep their secrets, Duncan and Emma will dig beneath the corruption and depravity that is Washington, D.C. and uncover the most heinous conspiracy of all …
My Rating: 4 out of 5
This story is about Duncan and the first scene is bitter sweet because Duncan is leaving his sire but to set up his own territory! Great bits of action when Duncan takes over the DC territory but what he finds doesn't make him happy at all. Starting from the abominations in the basement to the illegal sex ring the old Lord ran, its not an easy job becoming the new Lord. Emma is one of the easiest complications Duncan has to deal with and he does for hours, multiple times! Their romance is hot and fast. And just when they think they have everything figured out with the sex ring and what happened to Emma's Foster sister Lacey, another wrench is thrown in the mix. I really enjoyed the progression on this story and the perfect mix of romance and mystery. LOVE this series!