After living on the streets of New York City for over a decade, Logan Ellis admits her perceptions might be a little skewed. But twisted or not, thereżs a satisfying irony in watching a well dressed vampire stand in the middle of a ghetto alley, windblown trash scraping small circles near his feet. What she finds even more intriguing, is waiting for him to decide whether or not heżs going to kill her. Kerestyan Nelek hasnżt quite made up his mind. As the Lord of New York, he canżt allow a homeless drug addict, whose memories are packed with knowledge of vampiric existence, to run free in his city. Itżs not the first time heżs been in this situation with a human, itżs just the first time in thousands of years heżs come face to face with one who doesnżt seem to care. And thatżs what makes the decision so damn difficult.What horrors would you have to witness before you went numb? How many years would it take for you to feel that way? What would it take to make you care again?Loganżs answers are simple: the worst humanity has to offer, almost thirtyżand something she never expected.