Homicide detective Samantha Brown is a tough, highly decorated cop. But for the past twelve lonely years, since she nearly died of a gunshot wound, she has felt a deep inner longing.
A LONG-LOST LOVE...
The mysterious Lucan, with his timeless ability to seduce women, is focusing on the emotionally battered Samantha, who has awakened his wild memories of a long-ago love.
A PASSION THAT WILL BE FULFILLED.
As Samantha pursues a deranged killer, her only clue is a medieval cross inscribed “Lucan”—the name of a man who owns a nightclub near the murder scene. Drawn into a seamy underworld, Samantha falls for Lucan, who believes that he’s a vampire and that Samantha is his reincarnated first love. Now she must save this man who seems beyond redemption—and who fulfills her deepest, darkest desires....
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Samantha showed him the victim’s photo. “Do you recognize this woman?”
Lucan studied the image. “Yes, but I don’t know her name.”
“How do you know her?”
“I had sex with her several weeks ago.” He sat back on the edge of his desk.
“You were lovers?”
He smiled. “We were strangers.”
“Do you often have one-night stands with strange, nameless women, Mr. Lucan?”
“Three nights.” He drained his wine glass and straightened, moving a step forward.
“What was that?” Samantha asked.
“It was a three-night stand. I kept her in my bed for three nights.” He bent closer, and his voice dropped to a bedroom murmur. “How many nights would you last, Detective?”
Was he hitting on her? “None.” Sam felt strange, rooted to the floor. “I don’t have sex with strangers.”
“Then let’s get better acquainted, shall we?”