"No matter how much the paranormal
politics of Atlanta change, one thing always remains the same: if
there's trouble, Kate Daniels will be in the middle of it..."
the mate of the Beast Lord, Curran, former mercenary Kate Daniels has
more responsibilities than it seems possible to juggle. Not only is she
still struggling to keep her investigative business afloat, she must now
deal with the affairs of the pack, including preparing her people for
attack from Roland, a cruel ancient being with god-like powers. Since
Kate's connection to Roland has come out into the open, no one is
safe--especially those closest to Kate.
As Roland's long shadow
looms ever nearer, Kate is called to attend the Conclave, a gathering of
the leaders from the various supernatural factions in Atlanta. When one
of the Masters of the Dead is found murdered there, apparently at the
hands of a shapeshifter, Kate is given only twenty-four hours to hunt
down the killer. And this time, if she fails, she'll find herself
embroiled in a war which could destroy everything she holds dear...