Jack's just resigned after 3000 years on the job. No send-off. No gold watch. Just one final adventure where he re-learns the meaning of humanity.
Jack Quick is the world's oldest, living historian. Well, perhaps not exactly 'living'. He's seen empires rise and fall. He was there when Alexander took Babylon. He only just missed the Crucifixion due to a complete misunderstanding at a tavern in Jericho. He spell-checked for King John I of England and most recently, he is attending a cooking course at Mrs Pilkin’s Culinary College in Liverpool.
After almost three millennia of Unlife, Jack’s been promised the Sleep, an end to the monotony of his existence and relief from the heavy burden of being a Keeper, a vampire scribe.
Frankly, he’s ecstatic, though you wouldn’t know it from looking at him.
Enter Grace Weir, university student and part-time bartender. She thinks she’s just prevented a severely ungrateful man from getting his head cut off by a crazy woman in a public park. But Grace soon learns what Good Samaritans have known since the Gospel of Luke, that not all good deeds are repaid in kind.
In fact, some may even come back to bite you.