Four years ago, Gideon's best friend - Christian - died. It was not a pleasant death. Gideon was the only witness.
Gideon was sent to Portugal - to his grandmother's home - to be safe.
But the danger has followed him, and he is not the only one in danger. So, it is time to return to England - for Gideon to face his family, Christian's family, and the truth of Christian's death.
However, Christian does not just haunt Gideon's memories, he's flesh and bone - and still 12 years old - a vampyr.
And then, there is Zola, a new friend, with her smile and strange words, whose guardian just may be the one responsible for Christian's current existence.