Identified in Hebrew lore as Adam's original wife - who left him before Eve even existed - Lilith was created out of dust, separate and equal to Adam. Living along the shores of the Red Sea, it is said, she consorted with monsters, bore demons and drank the blood of Abel. The truth of the matter however, is that Lilith was no one's creation. Indeed, Lilith created us - out of the stock of primitive hominids that roamed the earth thirty thousand years ago. Now Lilith feels the familiar hunger, the gnawing agonizing hunger that brought her species to this world in the first place - the hunger for blood. Half a world away, Paul Ward experiences an insatiable hunger of his own: a hunger to hunt and kill. Paul is the quietly courageous leader of the world's lone team of vampire hunters. He and his co-slayers have just achieved their ultimate goal: to sterilise the planet of vampires. When Lilith and Paul collide in a shattering climax, theirs will be a battle not just for the future of mankind, but also for the body and soul of Paul's teenage son, Ian. For Ian's mother is none other than Whitley Strieber's infamous and eternal heroine, Miriam Blaylock.
Whitley Strieber is the author of many novels and works of non-fiction, including such legendary titles as THE WOLFEN and THE HUNGER. He lives in Texas with his wife.