We meet Hannibal King's first vampire progeny (and conversion), Tatjana Stiles. Was she his biggest mistake or his greatest triumph? You won’t want to miss the next chapter in the life of the one and only Vampire Detective!
While the weakened and desperate Hannibal King feeds on his unfortunate fellow captive, the leader of his vampire foes, Navarro, looks on, pleased. He tells his minions that soon King will provide them Tatjana Stiles as well as a computer codex he claims she stole. They walk away, and inside his cell, King goes into a fury, continually punching the wall until finally a crack forms. He keeps at the crack till it is wide enough for him to mist through and escape. He evades Navarro's thugs and returns to his office just as the sun rises.
That evening, King goes to the home of Ms. Stiles, the woman who hired him to find her abducted husband. He confronts her with his discovery of bullet holes in the motorcycles of the kidnappers, a detail she left out of her story, and demands the truth. She relents, and admits that she and the missing man she claimed was her husband are actually CIA spies who were working in Iraq. Investigating biological weapons manufacture, they discovered a computer codex with the necessary formulae, and stole it. They split it in two so that they could separate and not risk losing the codex at once. King is still uncertain about the story, thinking vampires would have no interest in politics, terrorism or bio-weaponry, but he agrees to help her recover the other half of the codex.
Casing several seedy nightclubs in New York City, they learn the location of the warehouse that serves as Navarro's base and head there. Inside, King plants an explosive, then he and Tatjana split up to reconnoiter, but she is soon captured by the vampires. Now in Navarro's clutches, Tatjana is slashed and tortured.
Realizing Tatjana has been taken, King allows himself to be taken to Navarro, and there he sees her bleeding profusely. Navarro orders his minions to resume their savage attack, and King gives in, taking her necklace, which conceals her half of the codex, and hands it to Navarro. As he cradles the woman, whom he has developed feelings for, Navarro explains his plan: he intends to formulate the bio-weapon and release it upon the population; he would then offer the contaminated humans a choice: die painfully or submit to vampirism and join his undead army.
King then activates the timer on the explosive, takes Tatjana into his arms and makes his escape, as Navarro tries to gather his samples and the codex. The bomb goes off destroying Navarro and his warehouse.
Later, King is at Tatjana's hospital bedside as she lies dying. She begs King to make her a vampire, rather than let her die painfully. He reluctantly feeds on her.
Months later, King muses over a newspaper story about Iraqi guards at a suspected weapons plant who have been found dead, drained of blood.