Vampires...they ache, they love, they thirst for the forbidden. They are your friends and lovers, and your worst fears.
“A major new voice in horror fiction...an electric style and no shortage of nerve.” (Booklist)
At a club in Missing Mile, N.C., the children of the night gather, dressed in black, look for acceptance. Among them are Ghost, who sees what others do not; Ann, longing for love; and Jason, whose real name is Nothing, newly awakened to an ancient, deathless truth about his father, and himself.
Others are coming to Missing Mile tonight. Three beautiful, hip vagabonds - Molochai, Twig, and the seductive Zillah, whose eyes are as green as limes - are on their own lost journey, slaking their ancient thirst for blood, looking for supple young flesh.
They find it in Nothing and Ann, leading them on a mad, illicit road trip south to New Orleans. Over miles of dark highway, Ghost pursues, his powers guiding him on a journey to reach his destiny, to save Ann from her new companions, to save Nothing from himself....
“An important and original work...a gritty, highly literate blend of brutality and sentiment, hope and despair.”(Science Fiction Chronicle)