When Bast picks up Trick, a street hustler with few prospects, Trick is prepared to play along, to have some fun. He figures he's got a good thing going with free room and board, so why rock the boat? What he's not prepared for is falling in love. Good thing for him the obsession is shared on both sides, Bast falling for him just as quickly, needing him just as much as Trick needs Bast. Trouble waits just around the corner for them, though. Bast is far older than Trick can even imagine, and he has another lust that's just as pressing as his love for Trick. Trick thinks it's all fun and games for a while, but he learns soon enough that certain things about Bast's life are deadly serious. And deadly. Will Bast's vampire nature drive he and Trick apart? Or can Trick accept that need takes all forms, and give himself to Bast completely?