Unlucky Kurt, to celebrate his newly obtained doctoral degree in the history of the Ottoman and Persian Empires he embarks on a fateful vacation to Anatolia. The planned restful sojourn turns into a nightmare when a sexual escapade goes wrong. A menacing gang of sadistic ruffians, a subterranean maze, and the mummified head of an ancient vampire all contribute to terrify and transform the unwary tourist.
Trapped in a dark and dangerous cavern he ends up in a small room with the desiccated head of a Classical Era vampire, Ambrogio. Beguiled by the head, soon imbued with life by Kurt’s touch, the young scholar removes it from a stake, tumbles to the floor cradling the now alive object, and unites body, mind, and soul with Ambrogio.
Good and evil now coexist in Kurt. Can he work through the dichotomy, protecting his humanity while satisfying Ambrogio’s need for vengeance? The fates of his tormentors and the gentle Kamal exemplify his ambivalence. After a day of terror and a night of sex, Kurt ponders his next move: What would Ambrogio do in the modern world?