Hambly, Barbara / Those who hunt the night
Author Hambly, Barbara
Title Those who hunt the night
Edition Book club edition
Publish Date 1988
Publisher Ballantine Books
Type Fiction (Paper)
LC Call # PS3558.A4215T45 1988
Genre Detective and mystery fiction
Horror fiction
Subject Asher, James (Fictitious character)--Fiction
Ysidro, Simon (Fictitious character)--Fiction
London (England)--Fiction
Synopsis Stalker by daylight
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 no vampire could endure the daylight to seek for and destroy the murderer. Against all their traditions, they had to turn to a mortal human for aid.
Thus it 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 for 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!