In a land only rumored to exist lies the Hollow Earth, home to The Omniscients. From there, these ancient vampires impose strict conduct of all immortals, guidelines Razvan and Bianca Torok – commanders of the East Coast Coalition – have followed for centuries. But after failing to save Russ and Samantha Crenshaw from a renegade sect, the Toroks adopt the couple’s surviving children – Celeste and Nick – despite The Omniscients’ stringent objection.Years later, Celeste and Nick discover the truth. The family pays a catastrophic price for Nick’s ensuing rebellion and banishes Celeste to the Midwest for safekeeping. As if the familial alienation wasn’t enough, she’s tormented by her forbidden desire for Tristan, The Realm’s supreme warrior. Her future uncertain, past plans shattered, she enters law enforcement. Appointed the lead investigator on several bizarre abduction cases, she soon discovers bullets and modern weaponry ineffectual against the same faction responsible for her parents’ deaths.