"I met her in her penthouse, expecting payment for the freelance job - and perhaps a little more. But I got more than I bargained for. I'm now part of an exclusive fraternity that moves catlike in the night through a world of high technology and senseless violence. I need to find a cure for this curse, even if it means hacking through every ICE in cyberspace, every rage ganger in Manhattan, every corrupt executive in the megacorporate hierarchy of faceless fools. My name is Ransom Stark. I'm a vampire...".