The Wicked Touch
The Wicked Touch begins with Catherine and David Montegue on a dig in Egypt. Little Viscount Nicholas Montegue is born there. They are anxious to get him home to England. One evening a commotion in the barn finds Catherine face to face with a small, dirty girl. She won't talk but she bites. Catherine is immediately certain the child is part vampire, and Catherine will take her in and protect her.