When Ethan Kellar awakens alone in the dark and discovers the carnage that surrounds him, he struggles to remember anything of who or where he is. His mind and body feel foreign, like a flesh and blood prison, until he discovers the lifeless form of the beautiful naked woman in his arms.
Drawn to her in a way he doesn’t fully understand, he touches her necklace and is met with the searing pain of his newly acquired silver allergy. With the pain come flashes of his old life and the crushing realization that the woman is his mate, and he attacked her in a fit of bloodlust.
On mandatory lockdown at the Elite compound, Cami has never felt more trapped in the place she’s called home for nearly two centuries. Trapped by fear for her missing brother and by the unwanted, yet undeniable attraction to her young, cocky new brother-in-law, Jared.
When the body of one of their kind is discovered by humans, the Elite are forced to intervene, giving Cami a reprieve as she leads the team to retrieve the body and clean up the mess before the race is exposed.
Back at the compound, Chloe continues to grow at an astounding rate and it isn’t long before the strength of her preternatural powers are put to the test as she fights to save what’s left of her family.
All the while, Lucias continues his pursuit of Chloe using his blood bond to Ethan to extract information and utilize the race’s most powerful vampire in his struggle to rule humans and vampires alike. Unbeknownst to Lucias and despite Alexa’s death, the mate bond still exists keeping a small part of Ethan beyond Lucias’ control, but will he eventually give in to the darkness or will it be enough for fate to redeem itself and save him.