She's the vampire that could destroy a nation. At least, that's what Pinkerton detective Finn Dunne thinks of Tara Fox. Capturing her aboard a ship bound northward, he's convinced she's been sent to take out President Lincoln. But Tara has always been caught between worlds. She has many friends among the humans fighting and dying in the Civil War. Now strange dreams have sent her to Washington, D.C., to protect President Lincoln at all costs.