Jack, aka Jack the Ripper — first seen in Touch the Dark.
Jack was the famous Jack the Ripper in his mortal life. Until he met Augusta and his early career in the streets of London as the famous killer of prostitutes was abruptly halted. Augusta showed Jack what a truly ripping good time was before bringing him over. Recently, he had been promoted to the Senate but had served as their unofficial torturer almost since she made him.
He had done some freelance work for Tony once and hadn't liked that Tony refused to throw Cassandra Palmer in as a bonus for a job well done. he had been a monster in life, now he was the sort that even vamps gave a wide berth.
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- Terror was an aphrodisiac to him.
- In life he'd been a monster; now, even vamps gave a wide berth
- He likes to "play" with his victims, painfully, before killing them. 
- Tall, cadaverous, greasy black hair and glittering beetle eyes.
- Dressed like an undertaker in heavy Victorian clothes
- Low, sibilant voice
In 1888, when first changed:
- A wild-eyed, naked creature scrabbled on hands and knees for the edge of the circle, leaving a trail of droplets behind him—he was leashed which was held by Augusta. his back had been lacerated until the skin hung in strips 
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- Vampire Maker: Augusta, in 1888.
- Cassie was deathly afraid of Jack 
- Later when passing through a hidden door, Cassie figured out that was how Jack appeared out of nowhere 
- Jack went on his killing spree in an effort to impress Dracula. 
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Cassie encounters him at the end of Augusta's leash—at the in 1889 Convocation. she had recently changed him into a vampire an imparting on some of the same terror he gave to his victims. Mircea and Augusta had proved to the European Senate that it really was him and not Dracula who did all the murders. 
At M.A.G.I.C., the Senate has Tomas—they're planning on executing him. When Cassie looked over Tomas' injuries, she saw that Jack had split him open from nipples to navel, like an autopsy specimen.
Myra informs Cassie that Jack went on his killing spree in an effort to impress Dracula and that is the reason the European Vampire Senate is gathering to take out Dracula—and Mircea when he gets in the way. 
- Jack backed away, but he didn't like it. He gave a whine like a child deprived of a treat as he assumed his seat. "She looks like a slut." ... "Better than like an undertaker." — Jack the Ripper and Cassie 
- "Be careful, Jack. I want answers, not a corpse." ... Jack smiled beatifically up at her. "You'll have both," — Consul and Jack 
- "What's wrong?" the brunette called. "I thought you liked to play with women!” ... "I think he prefers the helpless kind," Augusta said, trailing her long fingernails down his chest, hard enough to leave red welts among the sparse hair. "So they call you the Ripper, do they?" she crooned. "By the time I'm done with you, you'll truly deserve the name.” — Augusta 
- "You've made that madman one of us?" he asked incredulously. ... "I'll dispose of him when I'm finished, or you may, if you like, for all the trouble he gave you. But you will have to wait." She casually stroked the side of Jack's face, an almost tender gesture, and he gave a desperate, broken cry. I realized with sickened disgust that she'd thrust one of those long fingernails through his right eyeball. "I like this one. He screams so nicely.” — Mircea & Augusta 
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Touch the Dark, ch. 3
- ↑ Touch the Dark, ch. 3
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Claimed by Shadow, ch. 8
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Claimed by Shadow, ch. 7
- ↑ Touch the Dark, ch. 13
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Claimed by Shadow, ch. 13
- ↑ Touch the Dark, ch. 3
- ↑ Claimed by Shadow, ch. 10
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Touch the Dark, ch. 3
External Links Edit
- Jack the Ripper - Wikipedia
- Jack the Ripper - History, Victims, Letters, Suspects.
- Jack the Ripper - Murderer - Biography.com
- Casebook: Jack the Ripper - Introduction to the Case
- BBC - History - Historic Figures: Jack the Ripper (?)
- Jack the Ripper | biography - English murderer | Britannica.com
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