They live in New York City, these creatures from the dawn of man's fears, the Wampyri. Strange powers aid them to stay hidden, unsuspected. But when The Time of Feasting comes, the skulking and the subterfuge must end. Once more, they must kill in the heat of passion and drink living blood.
Renquist, the centuries-old colony Master, is challenged from within by the young ones who - contemptuous of humanity - are tired of living in hiding, and from without by a drunken ex-priest and a tenacious city cop, who are beginning to suspect the truth. When the ancient urges rise, will the colony be able to survive?