Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Darkness Cornered by Heather S. Ingemar
Lear King is one of thousands in the latest chain of human evolution—vampyres. The V-mutation, as many call it, moved fast through the population and heightened certain natural traits such as photosensitivity, cell regeneration, and lower body core temperature until the people affected became like the supernatural creatures of ancient myths. And as with most developments in evolution, it becomes survival of the fittest: most of the "normals" died out.
Except for Kai Green, Lear's girlfriend. She's one of the last few "normals," and the light his life.
Then there's Dr. Maddox Corvan, the head of the Department of Scientific Research, who is certain that this V-mutation is a disease, and who will stop at nothing to get to the bottom of it. Even tracking down the remaining "normals" and performing macabre experiments upon them under the reputable guise of his station.
Dr. Corvan, frustrated after his last experiments go haywire, locates Kai, and pins her as his next victim. But there's just one problem.
Can he save her before it's too late?