Jonathan E. Reid is medical surgeon and a former soldier who participated in the First World War. Reid is infected by a patient who was thought to have the Spanish Flu and becomes a vampire. Driven by his need to feed, a conflicted Reid must choose victims to sustain himself with blood.
Participation in the First World War
During the Great War, Dr. Reid enlisted as a military doctor and surgeon, partly to test his theories on blood transfusion and organ transplantation.
Close to the end of the war in Autumn 1918, Reid was allowed to return home to London. At some point shortly after his return, Reid is attacked and loses consciousness in the street. His last memory as a human is of a strange figure murmuring a dark poem, making towards his neck. He awakens as a vampire, cursed with a terrible thirst for human blood.
Events of VAMYPYR