Laura Caxton vowed never to face them again. The horror of what the vampires did is too close, the wounds too fresh. But when Jameson Arkeley comes to her with an unfathomable discovery, her resolve crumbles. Arkeley leads Caxton to a recently excavated tomb in Gettysburg. While the town, with its legendary role in the Civil War's worst battle, is no stranger to cemeteries, this one is remarkably, eerily different. In it lie one hundred coffins - ninety-nine of them occupied by vampires, who, luckily, are missing their hearts. But one of the coffins is empty and smashed to pieces.
Who is the missing vampire? And does he have access to the ninety-nine hearts that, if placed back in the bodies of their owners, could reanimate an entire bloodthirsty army. The answers lie in Civil War documents that contain sinister secrets about the newly found coffins - secrets that Laura Caxton is about to uncover as she is thrown into the deadly, gruesome mission of saving an entire town from a mass invasion of the undead . . .