Micheline Helsing takes on more than she can handle; a mistake costs her. As a result, soulchains threaten her life, along with the well-being of her friends. She has seven days to find a solution, yet she knows she must break the rules she's lived by since she can remember. Running from her father and the company she'll one day inherit, she doesn't hesitate to place herself in the sights of the most powerful entity she's ever encountered.
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.