Cambridge, England. American Pathologist Dr. Abby Whiting longs to know why she never gets sick. The sole survivor of a horrific outbreak two decades ago, she’s certain the answer must lie in her medical records held under lock and key at a mysterious clinic. But standing in the way of her access to classified files is a charismatic, centuries-old vampire.
Tasked with replicating the secrets of the dying predator’s blood, he proposes an uneasy alliance in exchange for her documents. But her research soon sends her down a path strewn with murdered clinicians, a vengeful detective, and an obsessed rival in search of fresh souls. And even worse, her shocking findings reveal a disturbingly outrageous truth.
Can Abby discover the secret to her own strange gift without losing her soul?
The Last Descendant is the page-turning first novel in The Bloodprint paranormal suspense series. If you like complex characters, surprising twists and turns, and dark suspense, then you’ll love Kristina Kairn’s thrilling tale.
“Kairn's The Last Descendant is both an old school British police procedural and an atmospheric vampire and other secrets story. The opening scene, sensual, dangerous, and filled with yearning took my breath away. I couldn't stop reading about James, who was deathly charming, and haunting as he tries to hold on to the last memories that make him human.” ★★★★★ from RSH