Evan Garrett is a psychic DC homicide cop, and his latest case is triggering all his instincts. When one murder becomes two, he can't help but start connecting the dots, putting cases and clues together. He's not the only one, though. John Bentley, director of Special Investigative Services, a tiny government agency attached to Homeland Security which deals with darker realities, and his team are soon on the case, and they bring Evan and his special skills on board.
Both bisexual, Evan and John find they are attracted to each other, even as they work together to solve this string of murders which keeps growing in scope. Their serial killer seems to be moving toward darker and darker deeds with every murder and ritual performed. Can John and Evan find solace in each other, even as murderous men and demonic forces threaten not only their own team, but the city as well?
Special Investigative Services agents John Benchley and his lover and partner Evan Garrett from "And Hell Itself Breathes Out" are back with another case from the files of the otherworldly and unexplained.
In "Now I Could Drink Hot Blood", they join forces with a psychic assigned to the FBI, Dr. Gabrielle Dichenz, in order to track a killer. Their latest case finds them with bodies piling up and all the clues defying everyday logic. The victims in their case have had their throats ripped out by something toothy, and all of the bloody samples left behind catch fire in sunlight. Any other investigators would be baffled, but John, Evan and their team are far from normal. Can they solve the case before the death toll sky-rockets?
Meanwhile, their new team member, Dr. Dichenz, has problems of her own in the guise of an abusive lover, a situation that John finds untenable. He insists on doing something about it. Will his efforts help or hinder Gabrielle sort out her personal demons? And can John protect Gabrielle from a psychopath and a monster without losing his lover Evan?
While the SIS team takes a deep breath after dealing with demons and unattractive blood-sucking vampires, FBI agent and Division P operative Gabrielle Dichenz has personal issues that must be dealt with. She must confront her abusive ex in a courtroom. Fortunately, her new love, SIS agent John Benchley and his lover, Evan Garrett, also an SIS agent, have her back. Gabrielle and Evan's friendship is also changing, becoming warmer. Both John and Gabrielle have a lot of past baggage and there aren't exactly a lot of roadmaps for ménage relationships, but all three are trying to figure it out. In the meantime, dead bodies keep coming up missing in and around Washington D.C. Reports of those corpses shambling around just prior to their being discovered in out-of-the-way locations around the city are just the unreliable memories of unobservant and imaginative bystanders. Right? Or are they? And just why would somebody steal an already dead body anyway?