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Publication date: April 18, 2013
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As if performing an art restoration of a timeless masterpiece, Brent Monahan reveals the true image of the vampire trapped hidden beneath the layers of myth applied by man.

Vampire Vincent DeVilbiss's existence is part infernal bargain - and lie. And only the Scrolls of Ahriman, safely hidden in the fortress that is Princeton University's Firestone Library, stand in the way of his finding infernal - and eternal - salvation. But he does not count on his passion for a woman - or the man who becomes his rival for her - to become even more dangerous or insurmountable obstacles to his goals than a sophisticated security system or his satanic master.

In Monahan's able hands, the vampire transcends past legendary conceptions and modern pop-culture interpretations to become something more...human. Not confined to the night, to mindless bloodlust, to destruction - not even bound by immortality and eternal agelessness. Thoughtful. Charming. Cultured. And flawed. Driven by very human desires and hungers: the lust for power, for pleasure, for freedom - and, after nearly five centuries of servitude to the dark powers, for redemption.


Brent Monahan

Brent Monahan has spent his life fascinated with and passionate about questioning the world - and arriving at unique, thoughtful, insightful and, quite often, spear-tip pointedly amusing answers that find their expression in his many novels. Whether he is offering a rational explanation to an historical haunting, as in The Bell Witch: An American Haunting, or delving into the psyches and machinations of such icons of financial and political power as J.P. Morgan in The Jekyl Island Club, Mr. Monahan does so with an unparalleled depth of research and smart, witty writing that has engaged decades of readers and garnered him considerable critical recognition from both reviewers and his peers.

Mr. Monahan has authored twelve novels, two of which have been made into movies - including An American Haunting, starring Donald Sutherland and Sissy Spacek. He has taught writing at Rutgers University and Westminster Choir College of Rider University, even though his terminal degree was in musical arts from Indiana University, Bloomington. He lives in Yardley, Pennsylvania.

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