A genuine vampire is captured by a
ruthless multinational corporation (Is there any other kind?). They
lock it in a high-tech research facility in the middle of the
Australian desert (Silo Nine), and contain it within a cordon of
ultra-violet light projected by satellites 24/7. Why? because
vampires are immune to every known disease, don't age and live
forever. Imagine what Big-Pharma could do with that.
But their vampire is 7,000 years old
and he's played this game before. He has the measure of his captors
and soon messes with them - big time
Leslie Tatum; a dedicated officer in
the USAMRIID, leads a recovery mission to a private facility, in
Antarctica, operated by Herbst, a global pharmaceutical company. Her
team is slaughtered by an unspeakable pathogen; the product of
illicit biological warfare research. Leslie survives, only after
detonating a devastating explosive fail-safe device. In the aftermath
she is made a scapegoat by the corporation's lawyers, to conceal
their complicity and illegal research. Two years later she's a
washed-out wreck; crippled by guilt. Her past catches up with her
when Tiryns, another corporation, and fierce rival to Herbst, wants
Leslie to come and work for them. They have acquired a specimen
similar to that used by Herbst in their illegal Antarctic research.
They believe it's the original Patient Zero used to develop the
lethal pathogen that killed Leslie's team. Terrified, she
initially declines; then relents, knowing she must confront her past
to ever gain redemption and some sort of normal life. She travels
to Silo Nine - Tiryns' underground containment facility in the
Australia. There she learns the frightening truth about Patient Zero
– it's a genuine vampire, like it stepped straight out of the
middle ages; handsome, charming, deadly - and attracted to her. A
network of satellites project a constant cordon of sunlight – a
Solar Curtain, around the vampire; containing him. He's
completely contained – or so they think.
The purpose of Silo Nine - Use the
vampire's blood to develop the ultimate medical breakthrough – a
Panacea – a Cure-All. This creature is almost indestructible
and invulnerable to everything except direct sunlight.
The vampire toys with his captors and
flirts with Leslie. In the process he helps her contend with her
towering guilt. Their relationship escalates into something for which
she is utterly unprepared.
But the vampire isn't the only danger
lurking in Silo Nine. She eventually uncovers the true intentions of
the Tiryns Corporation. They prove to be way scarier than her vampire
and she again faces the frightening prospect of detonating another
device to prevent a viral Armageddon.
Silo Nine sizzles with intrigue, sex,
horror, violence and action.