Detective Nick Carter is a cop with a difference - not only does he investigate the hidden world of preternatural crime, but he is a telepath, able to read other people's minds. Dealing with vampires and werevoles comes as an occupational hazard. When a young member of the local vampire lifestyle club is murdered, Nick finds himself involved in yet another case of unnatural dealings - but this time with a difference. He finds himself at the mercy of a prime witness known only as The Contessa, a beautiful and mysterious club member with a real appetite for blood - and the only person whose mind Nick cannot read. As their desire for one another heats up, so does his case, as he battles his growing desire for The Contessa and an ultimately evil enemy force hell bent on bloodlust.