By Barbara Hambly
A former British secret agent tracks a vampire who's conspiring with the Austrian govt in an evil plot
After a profession spying for Queen Victoria, James Asher loved a quiet retirement till he met the vampire Don Simon, an immortal Spaniard who taught him concerning the mystery society of bloodsucking undead. Now one of many vampires, the Earl of Ernchester, has became his again on Britain. whilst Asher spots him boarding a teach for Paris within the corporation of an Austrian secret agent, he springs into motion. If the immortals can forge an alliance with England's enemies, then the Empire is doomed. Asher tails the Earl to Paris and around the Continent, plunging into the guts of a terrifying conspiracy of the undead-with the destiny of the British Empire at stake. This booklet gains an illustrated biography of Barbara Hambly, together with infrequent pictures and never-before-seen files from the author's own assortment.
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He bends keys. He shuts doors. ' 'Oh . . my . . God,' Andy said faintly. 'He's part of the peace effort, so it's all right if he goes crazy,' Quincey went on. 'He's going crazy so two hundred and twenty million Americans can stay safe and free. ' 'Yes,' Andy had whispered. 'What about the two people who got married? Nothing. So far as they know. They live quietly, in some quiet middle-American state like Ohio. There's maybe a yearly check on them. Just to see if they're doing anything like bending keys or closing doors without touching them or doing funny little mentalist routines at the local Backyard Carnival for Muscular Dystrophy.
You'll have your chance,' she said. 'I like you, Andy. A lot. But please remember that I get scared. Sometimes I just . . ' She tried to shrug lightly, but it turned into something like a shudder. 'I'll remember,' he said, and drew her into his arms and kissed her. There was a moment's hesitation, and then she kissed back, holding his hands firmly in hers. ' Charlie screamed. The world revolved sickly in front of Andy's eyes. The sodium arc lamps lining the Northway were below him, the ground was above him and shaking him loose.
Traveling with the Dead by Barbara Hambly