As a couple of young men from la Griffe were helping to load Rayne's body into the back of a small, black Daihatsu van, Mikka took a moment to call Patrick and deliver an update, which was received with sombre optimism. His lover wanted to come straight to Paris but Mikka talked him out of it. The journey to Napoli had already taken more out of PJ McNamara than he cared to admit and Mikka had no desire to see him get sick because he was overdoing things. He promised to ring again in the evening or as soon as there was a change in Rayne's condition.
He then called Dominic Warren, who had been checking out a couple of the other clubs. Warren was understandably elated at the news that the vampire had been found but like Patrick his mood sobered as Mikka relayed the circumstances in more detail.
"You said they were moving him. Where to?" Dominic sounded anxious.
"We have a studio in an old warehouse about a kilometre from the hotel," Mikka told him. "I was going to take him there. W