In the Balkan Mountains of Rumania, a terrible evil is growing. Long buried in hallowed ground, bound by earth and silver, the master vampire schemes and plots. Trapped in unlife, neither dead nor living, Thibor Ferenczy hungers for freedom and revenge.
The vampire's human tool is Boris Dragosani, part of a super-secret Soviet spy agency. Dragosani is an avid pupil, eager to plumb the depthless evil of the vampire's mind. Ferenczy teaches Dragosani the awful skills of the necromancer, giving him the ability to rip secrets from the mind and bodies of the dead.
However, Dragosani works not for Ferenczy's freedom but world domination—one day he will rule the world with knowledge raped from the dead. Dragosani's only opponent is Harry Keogh, champion of the dead and the living. And to protect Harry, the dead will do anything—even rise from their graves.
This is the first novel in Lumley's acclaimed Necroscope series.