Julian prepares to defend his throne against the vicious Kindred mobster Eddie Fiori. But a beautiful and captivating reporter,named Caitlin Byrne, distracts Julian. Frank gets way too close to the secret of the "Masquerade".
While Julian's interest in Caitlin intensifies, a psychotic vampire leaves a grisly trail throughout the city. Daedalus, unknowingly leads Frank and Julian to a vicious showdown with a newly embraced killer named "Starkweather".
Caitlin is getting closer to learning Julian's secret identity while the passion between Cash and Sasha explodes into violence when she is embraced by an enemy clan, igniting an ancient blood bath and potential deadly feud.
Caitlin takes Julian to a cabin in the woods for some romance but the Bruja clan attacks. Frank is warned not to investigate the vampires. In order to prevent a vampire civil war, Archon takes responsibility for a crime from his past.