Vampire. Rock star. Begotten son of the fallen angel Lucien. Dante Baptiste still struggles with nightmares and seizures, searching for the truth about his past. It is a quest as seductive as his kiss, as uncontrollable as his thirst, and as unforgiving as his determination to protect one mortal woman at any cost.
FBI Special Agent Heather Wallace now knows the extent of the Bureau corruption that surrounds her, but worries she is losing the battle. And when Dante and his band Inferno come to Seattle on tour, Heather can't help but be drawn back to the beautiful, dangerous nightkind. But what Heather and Dante don't know is that new enemies lurk in the shadows, closer than they think...and even deadlier than they fear.
Shadowy government forces have pledged to eliminate all loose ends from Project Bad Seed -- and Heather and Dante are at the top of the list. Elsewhere, the Fallen gather in Gehenna, intent on finding their long-awaited savior, the True Blood nightkind whom Lucien DeNoir would die to protect. And a damaged and desperate adversary, with powers as strange and perilous as Dante's own, plots to use Dante as a pawn in a violent scheme for revenge. But only one of these lethal forces holds the key to Dante's past -- a key that could finally unlock the secret of his birth and the truth of his existence...or destroy him completely.
Heather was determined to keep her nose down and act like she didn't know anything she shouldn't, but the bureau didn't buy it and she was placed at the top of the hit list along with Dante. When Dante comes to Seattle on tour and the two meet, things get a little hairy as they constantly get targeted. An unlikely suspect also is plotting to get a hold of Dante for their own agenda, perhaps the worst one yet. It's becoming harder and hard to discern friend from foe, and Dante and Heather must stick together if they are going to have any chance at survival
I knew that Heather and Dante wouldn't be able to stay away from each other for very long. The attraction between them is incredible, and whether either one of them realizes it or not, they both are falling head over heels in love. It amuses me how blind they both are, but I think in the end they will wind up together. It's is just going to take some determination on their part to stick together in spite of everyone else seeming to plot against them.
It was pretty hard to keep track of who was who, and whose side each person was on, especially with the constant shifting of perspectives. There were so many different angles going on that at some point I just resolved myself to assume everyone but a very select few are out to get them. It was a little easier that way because they all seemed to have their own secret objectives and reasons for wanting Dante and/or Heather. By the end of the book it was a little bit more clear who was who, but even then it was still a little confusing.
All in all I enjoyed the book, even more so once I stopped trying to remember what each opposing person's agenda was. Hopefully things will become a little more clear in the next book as the factions against the two of them show themselves. I also hope the point of view will not switch around quite as much, as that will really lessen a lot of the confusion as well. I really love the main characters, and I hope to see more of them together in the next book.