Meena Harper has a special gift, but it's only now that anyone's ever appreciated it. The Palatine Guard-a powerful secret demon-hunting unit of the Vatican-has hired her to work at their new branch in Lower Manhattan. With Meena's ability to predict how everyone she meets will die, the Palatine finally has a chance against the undead.
Sure, her ex-boyfriend was Lucien Antonescu, son of Dracula, the prince of darkness. But that was before he (and their relationship) went up in flames. Now Meena's sworn off vampires for good... at least until she can prove her theory that just because they've lost their souls doesn't mean demons have lost the ability to love.
Meena knows convincing her co-workers-including her partner, Über-demon-hunter Alaric Wulf-that vampires can be redeemed won't be easy.... especially when a deadly new threat seems to be endangering not just lives of the Palatine, but Meena's friends and family as well.< /p>
But Meena isn't the Palatine's only hope. Father Henrique-aka Padre Caliente-New York City's youngest, most charming priest, has also been assigned to the case. So why doesn't Meena-or Alaric-trust him?
As she begins unraveling the truth, Meena finds her loyalties tested, her true feelings laid bare - and temptations she never even imagined existed impossible to resist. This time, Meena may finally have bitten off more than she can chew.
©2011 Meg Cabot, LLC (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers