What would you do if you found out that vampires, demons, werewolves and witches were all inspired by the same creature? What about if it turned out those creatures were real, and the government had been hiding their existence for centuries? For Lucinda Purefoy, who came from nothing to become a successful, driven, civil servant, applying for a job as a ministerial liaison officer is the logical next step in her career. But this isn't an ordinary job, and no previous experience, nor the highest level of security clearance, can prepare Lucinda for being thrust into the world of the charismatic Immortal Minister, William Dammartin, a 400-year-old vampire. Dammartin has his own problems. A new minister, loathed by as many of his kind as he is loved, raised into a religion that shuns contact with humans but known as the Apostate among kindred for breaking with his faith, the last thing he needs is to be distracted. The last person he expects to be distracted by is the new junior liaison officer. But neither love nor politics are simple games, especially when there's magic involved.