Avonmouth, 2087. David has had to exile himself from his beloved daughter. His new life, spent policing a people subjected to mind-numbing telepathic content, only increases his sense of alienation. Everything changes when a ship arrives from West Africa, carrying a vampire who hungers not for blood but mental energy. As she hunts those around him, David struggles to protect her ultimate prey: the woman he falls in love with, despite himself. For David is carrying his own monstrous secret inside. If he fails, she will lose her mind. Literally. This gothic science fiction story takes us on an action-packed exploration of mental enslavement - by systems of oppression, and by parts of our own selves.