Against the odds, a 17 year old Gene has survived in a world where humans are eaten to almost extinction by vampires. His father taught him everything he needed to know to survive when he was a young boy, before they got to his father. The remaining humans, or Hepers as they are named are housed in large domes and studied at the Heper Institute. Every ten years there is a government sponsored hunt. Gene is selected to be one of the fighters. Then there's Ashley June, she's like Gene, trying to survive. They both have to learn the art of the hunt - but Gene also has to keep the real him from being discovered, as fellow competitors suspicions grow about Gene's true nature, do they get to finish the hunt? Do they get to be free?