The final book in the Chronicles of Durham Red...Woken from 1,000 years in suspended animation, mutant vampire Durham Red has found that an entire religion has built up around her life. The mutants see her as a messiah, whilst the fanatical human Iconoclasts hunt her down as a heretic and abomination.After a failed attempt to get past an Iconoclast fleet, Red is forced to seek refuge on the planet Purity. It is a harsh world, and the citizens have outlawed all forms of technology. Now something is stirring in Purity's darkest streets: citizens are being slaughtered by a creature of unimaginable strength and ferocity. With techno-heretics on one side and sword-wielding inquisitors on the other, Red finds herself being hunted...Also in the series: The Unquiet Grave, The Omega Solution, The Encoded Heart, Manticore Reborn.