It's suspected a hate gang is beheading vampires and stirring trouble amongst the vampire and human population. War could be on the horizon, but Riley and co are on the case and it's up to the Directorate now to calm the rising tension and save the potential victims, but something else is dealing death, this time to women in their own beds. Two cases and not a whole lot of time for Riley, as if dealing with her soulmate wasn't bad enough.
The past comes back to hunt Alex in the form of a group of magical adepts, which of whom prove to be more than he can handle when they seem to constantly know his whereabouts. With death around the corner, Alex must contemplate the very way he lives his life, and what lengths he'll go to to see another day.
Riley Jenson's life takes a dramatic turn when she awakes in the desert, confused and alone. She can't remember who she is, or who to trust, even when her so-called brother rescues her. Everything feels so wrong, from her very name to specific details of her past. If only her memories would return, she'd be able to tell truth from lie, and friend from foe.