Master Dominic, leader of the vampire covens on the Eastern coast, is in Atlanta to kill a rogue vampire who’s been hunting humans indiscriminately. When he traps the rogue in a basement theater, he’s surprised to also find a young, human vampire slayer there before him. Shawn Maples is beautiful, but time’s running out to save him from the cancer consuming his body. Dominic decides to turn him and keep the beautiful human as his own, but first he has a difficult task. He has to convince Shawn not to keep trying to kill him, while keeping Shawn safe and alive as his entire family tries desperately to kill him.