A plane lands at JFK in New York with almost all the passengers dead. The Center for Disease Control is called in and is headed by Ephram Goodweather, who specializes in rapid response to biological threats. It's a mystery why everyone had died. The survivors are allowed to go home. But two days later all of the bodies disappear from the city morgues. Meanwhile, an old Holocaust survivor, Abraham Setrakian, feels that something is wrong. An old enemy he encountered in WWII--the Master--is now in New York City and he has to do whatever he can to stop him. He eventually convinces Ephram what's going on, and they are joined by Eph's assistant and a pest control expert, who has a violent encounter with the newly born vampires. Of course, the authorities do not believe them about the threat until it's too late. This is a fast-paced horror novel, with nasty vampires, a fearsome villain and well-defined characters. There's a definite nod to Bram Stoker's DRACULA and fans of Stephen King's SALEM'S LOT will definitely enjoy this. Highly recommended. As soon as I had finished this book I purchased the other two in the trilogy.