The vampire civil war has been averted, deadly were-demons have been beaten back, and finally Damali Richards and Carlos Rivera (now a council-level vampire) have the chance to explore their deeper, more sensual love.
But Carlos and Damali should know by now that there is no rest for the saviors of the known world. One of the four topside master vampires has stolen one of the seven keys—the living blood of Christ—that opens the sixth seal as foretold in Revelations. He who possesses the key and the seal can decide to the outcome of the Final War, a.k.a. Armageddon. With a vampire in possession of the holy key, the balance between the Light and the Dark has been shifted. Even Damali is deeply effected: she is now sporting fangs.
In order to retrieve the key, Carlos and Damali are quickly thrust into a web of vampire politics and intrigue. And when Carlos's secret drug, Oblivion, finds its way into the hands of enemies, even the seventh level of Hell comes calling as well.
The Bitten is the fourth installment in Banks' widely acclaimed series of urban vampire thrillers.