by Jenna Black

May 2007
ISBN: 978-0-765-35716-8
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Jules Gerard finds evidence that the vampire who created him Ian Squires is in Baltimore, and he requests the Guardians be allowed to go there and kill him. When Eli, the leader of the Guardians, refuses to send anyone there, Jules is furious. Though commanded not to go, he makes plans to leave, knowing hell never be allowed back. Jules mistakenly thought at one time that Ian was his friend and yet turning him into a vampire was only part of the cruelty Ian had inflicted on him.

Private investigator Hannah Moore has just recently had her world turned upside down by the discovery of vampires. She wants absolutely nothing to do with them, even if her best friend is in love with one. But when Carolyn begs her to go after Jules and keep him safe during the daylight hours, and to try and bring him back home, she grudgingly accepts the assignment.

Eli asks Drake, a vampire who isnt part of the Guardians, but who works with them, the task of going after Jules and bring him back to Philadelphia. Drake knows Eli is keeping secrets and while hunting down Jules learns many things about Eli hed rather not have known.

Ian Squires has lured Jules to Baltimore, but not only does he want Jules dead, he wants to become the new master. There is a large power struggle going on in Baltimore and soon Jules, Hannah and Drake all find themselves fighting for their lives.

Hannah may not like vampires, but she cant help being attracted to Jules. Even more afraid of her desire for him is her fear of being physically dominated by any male. Jules respects Hannah and finds her a force to be reckoned with. And even though her smart mouth may just get them in trouble, he recognizes it for the defense mechanism it is.

Although this book could stand on its own, to gain complete insight into the Guardians and other characters I highly recommend first reading Watchers in the Night , the first in the Guardians of the Night series.

Reviewed in April 2007 by Jackie.

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