Those Who Hunt The Night Author:Barbara Hambly Location: London — Time: The period of Sherlock Holmes — Subject: Vampires — The vampires had been living in London since the time of Elizabeth I, existing without suspicion. But now they were being ruthlessly murdered by someone or something that ripped their coffins open for the light of day to burn them to ashes. — The killer worked by day, but ... more »no vampire could endure the daylight to seek for and destory the murderer. Against all their traditions, they had to turn to a mortal human for aid.
Thus is was that Professor James Asher, one-time spy for His Majesty's government, returned from his class at Oxford to find his young wife in a strange coma and Simon Ysidro, oldest of the London vampires, waiting for him. Ysidro was polite and urbane, but he left no doubt of his power to locate and place his spell on the young woman; wherever she might flee.
If Asher wanted to save her, he must find the destroyer of the vampires from them. Asher had no choice but to agree.
But if he found the killer, what must happen then? What would inevitably be the fate of any mortal human who learned the identities and locations of the vampires? The answer was all too obvious.
Whether he succeeded or failed, it seemed that Professor James Asher was doomed!« less