When Alexis Martin was twelve her beloved older sister, Tori, went missing. Everybody told Alexis that she had ran away but she did not believe them. She knows in her heart her sister would not leave her by herself. Alexis vowed that she would find her sister. That is why she became an FBI agent. She is out of Quantico for a year and is picked for a newly formed task force; there have been several violent deaths that crisscross the country. When Alexis sees a picture of a Jane Doe she is shocked to find out it is her missing sister. She ends up going out on her own to find out what happened to her sister. When she finds out that her sister was killed by a vampire, she trains to become a hunter. Along with her new friend, who is not only a witch but also a psychic, they move to Los Angeles where they have tracked the killer to.
Sergius, Serge, has a lot of secrets. So he lives off of the grid, away from any friends. He believes this is the only way to keep them safe. Years ago, in order to save his friends, he allowed a madman to put a curse on him. For years he was used as an assassin. When the madman was killed the curse was lifted. But something even worse was left in its place. Now instead of living on blood he needs the life force of someone to live. When he does drink the blood of a paranormal he becomes whatever that paranormal was. Serge has a hard time keeping the beast at bay. For some reason whenever he is around Alexis the beast is calm and he is able to hold it down. Together Serge and Alexis must hunt down a group of rouge vampires and bring them to justice. Serge will do whatever he has to keep Alexis safe. But when she finds out his darkest secret will her love be strong enough for her to forgive him?
This is the fifth installment in Ms. Beck's Shadow Keeper series. The world Ms. Beck has created is flawless. She is able to blend the action with the romance. From the first page you will find yourself glued to your seat until the end. This book is a page turner. Be on the lookout for the next book in this wonderful series, When Temptation Burns, on July 31, 2012.
FBI agent Alexis Martin knows that vampires exist—because one of them killed her sister. Assigned to investigate a series of bizarre homicides in Los Angeles, Alexis believes the murders are the work of rogue vampires—perhaps even the monster responsible for her sister’s death. Now she finally has a chance for retribution. Even better, Alexis receives unexpected help from a sexy stranger as hungry for rogue blood as she is.
Serge is a centuries-old bad boy who stays off the grid—keeping his secrets, his hunger, and his heart safe from exposure. A new breed of vampire that feeds off other shadowers, Serge finds sweet torture in Alexis’s arms. Loving her is a chance to be free from the hiding, the loneliness, the secrecy. But the truth about what he is, and what he’s done, may banish him to the dark confines of his own private hell—and destroy the beginnings of their love.