Gary Smith has been torn from his sleep every night for the last week by the same nightmare. He can smell the ocean nearby, but he can also smell blood all around him. There are dead vampires at his feet and more coming out of the woods to attack him. At his back is an unseen vampire that he doesn't know-a vampire that he must now trust with his life. But every time he is jolted awake, the words Vampire Slayer are echoing in his mind, and Gary has no idea if he's the slayer or the person about to be executed.