''Carrion Comfort'' is a fantasy/horror novel written by Creator/DanSimmons about psychic vampires that secretly control the world (or at least, as much of it as they want to).
!! This book provides examples of:
* AffablyEvil: Some of the [[OurVampiresAreDifferent mind vampires]], particularly C. Arnold Barent.
* AncientConspiracy: Averted. Though the mind vampires are able to mind control virtually anyone, they don't use governments or try to change the world. [[spoiler:The Öberst wants that to change.]]
* TheChessmaster: Barent and the Oberst, both literally and figuratively.
* EvilVersusEvil: Whenever the vampires fight each other.
* FateWorseThanDeath: The Pawns.
* HumanChess: To the death.
* ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou: Tony Harod with Maria Chen.
* InfantImmortality: Subverted in the first 50 pages of the book.
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Melanie Fuller]]
* KillEmAll: Well, not everyone, but close.
* MindRape: Plenty of those. And in Tony Harod's case, literally.
* NotSoDifferent: The Oberst tries this on Saul. [[ShutUpHannibal It doesn't work.]]
* PsychicAssistedSuicide: All. The. Time.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Tony Harod.]]