“The premise invokes classic black-and-white noir, while lurid supernatural details add a touch of blood red.” Publishers Weekly
Prohibition. Gangsters. Vampires.
Saul’s life was unremarkable until the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre changed everything. Now the Feds, Bugs Moran, and Al Capone all need something from him, and Saul must make them all happy to keep his family safe. That may be difficult when Saul learns that vampires are not just legends.
Saul Imbierowicz had led a very unremarkable life until he was murdered by Al Capone and was then reborn as a vampire. Now Saul works for Eliot Ness, trying to take down Chicago’s most dangerous gangster. But only Saul, Ness, and Saul’s new partner, Agent Christian Wright, know the true danger that Capone represents.
As a vampire, Saul is stronger, faster, and his wounds heal rapidly, but he is also constantly fatigued, and he has a million questions about his new “life”. An offer from Al Capone to answer these questions comes with a price that Saul is unwilling to pay and, when the mysterious Mr. Brown reappears, Saul learns that there is a war brewing that will put any spat between human gangsters to shame.
While Saul struggles to keep himself from becoming a monster like Capone, he and Christian must work together, a task which is easier said than done. Christian sees Saul as an abomination, an affront to God, and would rather stake Saul than work with him, but understands that a war between vampires would be disastrous. This fledgling partnership must succeed, or Chicago may pay the price of its failure.
Saul Imbierowicz’s life has not been the same since the fateful night that Al Capone murdered him. And even though Saul is now one of the living dead – a vampire – his life is still fraught with challenges as he tries to understand his vampire abilities. Granted, his partner Christian is no longer threatening to stake Saul at every opportunity, but Saul is still searching for answers as he tries to understand his new ‘life’.
Meanwhile, Al Capone is being released from prison, but that is the least of Saul’s worries. Eliot Ness has deemed the notorious gangster off limits, while Director J. Edgar Hoover has taken note of Saul and Christian’s activities and has his own plans for the two agents. When Mr. Brown’s mysterious master finally reveals herself, she puts Saul’s family in more danger than they’ve ever been in before. Saul’s life continues to change, and not for the better. The choices that Saul must make in order to save his family, stop Capone, and deal with an old threat, might come at a price too high for Saul to pay.
The writing duo of Geoff Habiger and Coy Kissee have been friends since high school in Manhattan, Kansas. We love reading, baseball, cats, role-playing games, comics, and board games (not necessarily in that order and sometimes the cats can be very trying). We’ve spent many hours together over the years (and it’s been many years) basically geeking out and talking about our favorite books, authors, and movies, often discussing what we would do differently to fix a story or make a better script. We eventually stopped discussing other people’s work and started developing our own material, first with RPGs and card games, and now we do the same thing with novels.
Coy lives with his wife and one cat in Lenexa, Kansas. Geoff lives with his wife, son, and two cats in Tijeras, New Mexico.