|Publication date||May 14, 2002|
|Published by||Delacorte Press|
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Persistance of Memory
Midnight Predator is a vampire novel written by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes and the fourth and last book in her original Den of Shadows series. It was published in 2002 when the author was 18. Fannie Heaslip Lea's poem "The Dead Faith" appears in the beginning of the book.
The novel was first released with its original artwork on May 14, 2002. The cover was later revamped On December 9, 2003. It was also included in The Den of Shadows Quartet released on August 11, 2009.
Though she was once a happy teenager with a wonderful family and a full life, Turquoise Draka is now a hunter, committed to no higher purpose than making money and staying alive. In a deadly world of vampires, shape-shifters, and powerful mercenaries, she'll track any prey if the price is right. Her current assignment: to assassinate Jeshickah, one of the cruelest vampires in history. Her employer: an unknown contact who wants the job done fast. Her major obstacle: she'll have to mask her strength and enter Midnight, a fabled Vampire realm, as a human slave. Vulnerable and defenseless, she faces her greatest challenge ever.
- Turquoise Draka - The main character of this novel.
- Ravyn Aniketos - A female hunter, she is Turquoise's rival for leadership and partner for the mission
- Jeshickah - Founder of the original Midnight, Powerful female vampire
- Jaguar de Fiaro - Retired trainer. Shapeshifter and possible romantic interest
- Nathaniel Stevens- Vampric Mercenary and Friend of Turqupise
- Gabriel Donovan - Vampire. Possible sociopath. Youngest Fledgling of Jeshickah. Trainer
- Eric - Fourteen year old human boy, property of Jaguar.
- Gregory - Human ex-boyfriend and friend from Turquise's past.
- Tommy Minate - Turquise's dead younger brother. Killed by Daryl
- 'Lord' Daryl di'Birgetta- The demon of Turquise's past. A vampire 'trainer' that lacks competence
Under the series name, The Maeve’ra Trilogy, the novels Bloodwitch, Bloodkin and Bloodtraitor, along with the short stories, The Rebel, The Prophet and The Assassain, all tell the story of the original Midnight formed prior to the Midnight featured in Predator.