Shaking the Tree
Max is starting over. Fresh out of prison, he just wants to keep his head down, go to work, and maybe grab a cold beer at the end of his shift. He doesn’t even care that the program stuck him in Essex – a nice, but nowhere small town. With his head already full of bloody memories, he’d like it just fine if his past and future stayed nice and quiet.
In wartime France in1918, Dr. Cole Sterling of the American Expeditionary Force is mortally wounded by a renegade German officer. Cole miraculously recovers from his wounds after receiving a small blood transfusion from a mysterious French woman, Aurora. Cole learns that his career as a surgeon is finished because he can no longer tolerate sunlight exposure or the bright lights of the operating theater. His anger at the destruction of his prior life is not diminished by the recognition of newly acquired physical strength and enhanced senses.
A known serial killer is once again taking lives in Chicago. Bodies drained of blood are being strewn across the city. For former Tampa homicide sergeant, Hank Rawlings, tracking down the man responsible for the killings becomes his first assignment at his new position, agent in the FBI’s homicide division of the serial crimes unit. Almost before the ink dries on the new job’s acceptance papers, Hank finds himself in Chicago, knee-deep in an investigation with a mounting body count.