Karman is the story of an innocent and beautiful young girl whose life is forever changed by Touronne, a Vampire. Just as her life is about to change for the better, it is suddenly interrupted, and her life's script takes a dreadful turn into a direction that she is unprepared for and never expected. Touronne claims Karman and sets her on a course of taking other innocent victims, as they travel across the country on their way to a secluded location in California. There they will establish their domicile. A centuries old Vampire, named Verago, is the driving force behind Touronne and Karman. There has never existed any other Vampire who possessed his powers and domination. Verago was created in sixteenth century Germany. His evil mastery was bestowed to him from the depths of Hell, from Satan himself. Verago's mission is parallel with Satan's, to conquer the entire universe, converting the planet into a world of unimaginable evil, inhabited only by Vampires. Douglas Harrold lives in North Carolina. He will soon be retiring from a career in the telecommunications industry. He is a graduate of Mercer University in Macon, GA. KARMAN is Doug's first novel; he plans to write two additional books in the VERAGO Chronicles. He enjoys spending leisure time traveling, fishing, camping, and being with his family.