Miriam Blaylock collects Renaissance art, ancient Egyptian pendants, lovers, souls. Alive and fashionably chic in Manhattan, Miriam is an ageless vampire; blessed with beauty, cursed with bloodlust. She lives through the ages with fellow fiend and refined husband, John - in love, in life, in longing they are inseparable. But when John abruptly begins to age and turns to a geriatrics researcher for help, Miriam soon eyes the woman as a replacement for John. The Hunger is insatiable.