By Rachel Caine
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within the small collage city of Morganville, vampires and people lived in (relative) peace-until the entire ideas obtained rewritten while the evil vampire Bishop arrived, searching for the misplaced ebook of vampire secrets and techniques. He's saved a loss of life grip in town ever due to the fact that. Now an underground resistance is brewing, and with the intention to comprise it, Bishop needs to visit even higher lengths. He vows to obliterate town and all its inhabitants-the dwelling and the undead. Claire Danvers and her pals are the one ones who stand in his method. yet whether they defeat Bishop, will the vampires ever be content material to move again to the outdated ideas, after having any such flavor of power?
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