by Whitley Strieber
Pocket Books, 2001
Fiction, 304 pp
ABOUT THE BOOK
The eternal heroine of Whitley Strieber's classic novel The
Hunger, Miriam Blaylock returns in The Last Vampire --
a new tale of stunning invention and mounting suspense that goes
as deep into the dark as a nightmare.
Miriam Blaylock's insatiable hunger has never ceased. Her
incomparable beauty has made her a legend among the Keepers. Her
many lovers have come and gone, crumbling into ash and
nothingness. She knows the secrets of civilization, and the
mysteries of life. In the hollow soul of her mother she has
witnessed the agony of undeath.
For centuries she has gained the wisdom of God and the wit of
the Devil. For centuries she has traveled the world undetected.
For centuries she has felt safe. Until now.
For Miriam Blaylock, immortality is a thing of the past.
Vampires. Interpol agent Paul Ward knows of them: he has battled
and cleansed continents of their exquisite poison. He
orchestrated the extermination of an ancient lair in Bangkok,
obtained their sacred Book of Names, and knows where they hide
and when they feast. He knows their weaknesses. And what's more,
he knows his own...it's Miriam Blaylock. Elusive and toxic, she
has escaped his complex network of hunters for years. Seductive
and cunning, she has become his obsession.
And now each has set a trap for the other.
Now, predator is about to become prey. Killer to become lover.
Good and evil will become inexorably entwined. The endgame begins
for the last vampire.
WHITLEY STRIEBER is the
number one bestselling author of the landmark horror novels The Hunger and The Wolfen, and the million-copy bestsellers
Communion, Transformation, and Confirmation. He is the coauthor, with
radio talk-show host Art Bell, of the New York Times bestseller
The Coming Global Superstorm, published
by Pocket Books. The Last Vampire is currently being optioned as
a major motion picture.