Spenser "Deuce" Wyatt is one of the main characters in the series.
When Spenser was 14 years old, he watched as his mother was murdered on the cold tiled floor of Gertie's Diner. The man who killed her was Cornelius Boothe. On that same night, Spenser drove a butcher knife into Cornelius's heart. Cornelius was a very important man in Ashcroft, and afraid of what would happen, Spenser fled the town and jumped a rail.
20 years later Spenser, now nicknamed Deuce returned to Ashcroft to finally visit his mother's grave. He's stunned when he sees Cornelius climbing out of a car on the streets of Ashcroft--not a day older. Deuce follows Cornelius to the prison on the day Nathaniel Arkady was to be executed. He watches as the vengeful dead of the Ashcroft Penitentiary rise up and slay the living. Cornelius is a Vampire. Together with the other three imbued, Deuce kills Cornelius and shuts down the prison.