February 11, 2020
He survived a vampire blood transfusion. But can he survive its curse?
Detective Inspector George Cooper is alive. Thanks to the vampire he shot and killed in a church. And now the monster has left him his fortune: money, a medical clinic, and Heritage House. But he just wants to be a detective for the Cambridge Constabulary. With vampire blood coursing through his veins comes a new set of abilities—smelling lies, tasting anxiety, and hearing heart rates pick up. He’s closing cases at a phenomenal rate.
But with his new abilities come a nightmare. Bodies are dropping along the shore of the River Cam drained of blood and with their necks mangled, and George can’t remember what happens when he blacks out at night. Is he the murderer? Or is he, as the attractive pathologist protecting him, Dr. Abby Whiting, diagnoses, a hybrid vampire who needs vampire blood to stay alive. Which is worse?
If George can’t solve the Cam River murders, he will lose more than his identity. He will lose his soul.
The Last Inheritance is the page-turning second novel in The Bloodprint urban fantasy series. If you like complex characters, surprising twists and turns, and dark suspense, then you’ll love Kristina Kairn’s thrilling series.
George shot up from the cold ground, scanning his surroundings. He stood in a wooded glen, shivering cold, minutes after sunrise. There was something familiar about this place. A dark pit swallowed his stomach. A month ago, he had followed Abby’s scent to find her here covered in with blood- some of it hers, some of it James Stuart’s. And then his world was irrevocably tossed. His heart pounded in his throat. Why had he come here? Why couldn’t he remember? He rubbed his wrists. Clearly, the zip ties hadn’t worked.
This was the fourth time.The Last Inheritance
She is not a monster.
Twenty years ago, Dr. Abby Whiting was the lone survivor of a viral outbreak that killed thirty-one other children. Her reward—her curse—is that she cannot get sick. Ever. Determined to discover what makes her different, Abby accepts a position at the highly secretive Hastings Clinic in Cambridge, England, where her childhood medical records are held under lock and key.
James Stuart is the head of the mysterious clinic where no one knows his past, one that stretches over almost two centuries. To salvage the last dregs of his soul and save his legacy, he promises Abby her medical records, but only on one condition—she must replicate his blood, a feat no one has yet to achieve. Though many have tried—and paid the price of failure with their lives.
He has vowed to catch one.
After surviving a near-fatal car accident, Detective Inspector George Cooper needs to prove he’s still cut out for the job. When a doctor goes missing from the shadowy Hastings Clinic, DI Cooper doesn’t shy away from going after the man responsible for nearly getting him killed—James Stuart. There’s a pattern of doctors disappearing from the clinic and he suspects Abby is next.
I turned back to face the room, my light casting soft white ribbons against the walls, the coffins, and the floor. I remained alone with his secrets. There was a part of me that finally understood the depth of his despair. Another part of me wanted to pull him free of it.The Last Descendant