The Dragon's Disciple
Forbidden love and repressed desires of the past and present linger in the atmosphere of San Francisco’s Chinatown. Dao Kan Shu, a Chiang-Shih, a vampire, hunts under the cover of darkness, his lust for blood and the craving of a once-mortal heart awakened by art student Ken Ohara. Drawn to a hot new nightspot, Ken discovers that his own hidden past is bound to that of the club’s owner, known throughout the Chinese underworld as The Poisoned Dragon. Fascinated by Shu’s dark world, Ken is soon caught in a dangerous web of tong societies, blood lust and a strange relationship he can barely begin to understand.
Fine Arts professor Leigh Gachelsing, tormented since childhood by visions and spirits, discovers a link from the mysterious club owner to Chinatown’s violent past where two assassins once hunted the streets. He joins Ken’s advisor Magda Silivasi, who is determined to save her student before he is lost to the echoes of a past life and the deadly embrace of a vampire.