Graduate student Merit is rescued from a rogue vampire's attack by another vampire who decides to make her one of the undead. Her unlife becomes a juggling act as she tries to acclimate and discovers that someone is still out to get her. Joining the ranks of authors of urban vampire fiction, Neill creates a strong-minded, sharp-witted heroine who will appeal to fans of Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse series and Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake stories. A good choice for most urban fantasy collections.[Page 86]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.