A young woman wakes up in a strange bed. Her clothes are in shreds, the sheets drenched with blood. Her last memory is of a brutal attack in a deserted subway station. Fighting to stay conscious, she gingerly probes her neck to find two puncture marks. She is held captive in an underground vault by the vampire, Valdemar. To her horror, she discovers he has no intention of freeing her. As Melinda soon finds out, there are greater horrors than Valdemar in the world of the night. . .