Book 3 of the Cassandra Palmer series
My review is here.
With Embrace The Night, the openning volley has our protagonist being chased and shot at by the bad guys at the cemetery as Cassie tried to play "tomb raider". Here I found a nice pic which nicely portrays my idea of that scene... (Image taken from artist Tony Mauro's website at http://www.darkdayproductions.com/ on 13/06/2010).
About Embrace The Night:
Recently named the world’s chief clairvoyant, Cassandra Palmer still has a thorn in her side. As long as Cassie and a certain master vampire—the sizzling-hot Mircea—are magically bound to each other, her life will never be her own …Source: Info in the About Embrace The Night was taken from the author's website at http://www.karenchance.com/books_embracethenight.html on 13/06/2010.
The spell that binds them can only be broken with an incantation found in the Codex Merlini, an ancient grimoire. The Codex’s location has been lost in the present day, so Cassie will have to seek it out in the only place it can still be found—the past.
But Cassie soon realizes the Codex has been lost for a reason. The book is rumored to contain some seriously dangerous spells, and retrieving it may help Cassie to deal with Mircea, but it could also endanger the world…