|Written by Robert Weinberg|
|Design by Michael Scott Cohen|
|Cover Art: Gerald Brom|
For ten thousand years, a race of immortal vampires has waged a secret war to control mankind. Though mortal, Dire McCannan knows a great deal about these undead. So does Alicia Varney, one of the world's wealthiest women. They are two wild cards in a global game of chess that has lasted over one hundred centuries. But now a new player has entered the fray. Known only as the Red Death, he controls forces that make even the Kindred tremble. Has the apocalypse begun?