In the losing battle of good vs.
evil, evil often wields the serrated edge.
Special Delivery is the story of a nurse-midwife Lisbath
Milliken, whose initial innocence transforms into an escalating passion
for blood. The book weaves modern medicine with ancient, factual history
and the occult; happy daydreams with blood-spattered torture ceremonies;
and the naïveté of the child with the viciousness of the madwoman.
Set in current-day Connecticut, Special Delivery opens our
nurse-midwife receives an assignment. Milliken has been delivering
healthy babies for decades, but she secretly extracts extra blood during
the births. For herself. And for her peculiar pet. When a Rabbi’s young
daughter spies this foul ritual, the wheels of justice roll veteran
detective George Haberdeen into the picture.
Milliken’s activities become progressively bizarre while detective
Haberdeen is forced to deal with concepts far beyond his police
experience. Eventually in contact with the head of Anthropology at
Romania’s Central University, Haberdeen’s research contact comes to
believe that Milliken is an unwitting vampire, a victim of the p-21 gene
recently discovered at the University of California.
Milliken is ultimately brought to trial. She is rolled into the
courtroom bound to a gurney, pitifully spectacular and out of control in
her blood-and-drool-drenched hospital gown. It is in the courtroom that
the true motive force makes his spellbinding appearance.
Throughout Special Delivery, Red Death’s Angel (as the press
labels Milliken) experiences frightening, deadly challenges as her
enslaved spirit seeks expression – and survival. Yet this battle is
secondary to the biological imperative flourishing within her.