This finally came out:
“Jon Merz’s THE KENSEI, in which a fixer for the vampire council whose role is to ensure that their race remains hidden, returns from a pair of deadly assignments, beaten and bruised and looking for solace-through-training from a master in ninjutsu; despite his seclusion in a Japanese village his past has found him, to Daniela Rapp at St. Martin’s, for publication in Spring 2011, by Joe Monti at Barry Goldblatt Literary (NA). ”
Very, very happy about this one! Lawson is BACK!